Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Art // Mistakes

I wanted to share with you guys my mistake page. It doesn't look it because I stopped before I was ahead, kinda of. The page with grey on is glued down to the page before. Why? Because I wanted to try a new technique. I wanted to try painting paper towels. So I glue my paper towel down and started painting. However, the paper towel wasn't acting like normal paper so I had to use more water then paint. That's where my trouble started. Water is not paper friendly. Not as much as I was using. I started to see that this page wasn't going to turn out. Especially when I saw the other side and was shocked to see I could ruin on of my favorite pages. So I took out the paper towel (water and glue don't mix either) and then sopped the water and paint. I also put had to try the other side. I let the whole thing dry over night. In the morning, I didn't know what to do. The page had become really thin. I was scared about my painting so I glued it to the next. That way it gave my page strength and I didn't have to look at the mess.

To be honest, this could have turned out soooo much worse. I realized how great a lesson this is. We have to make mistakes, in art and in life. But that doesn't mean it has to turn ugly. I don't have to throw an grown up tantrums because it didn't turn out. I can be mature and level headed. I can see what I did wrong, fix what I can and move on. It's all any of us can. If we learn something is what makes the difference.

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1 comment:

Eliza said...

Momentum is the hardest thing to build, and the most precious thing to keep when you have it.I think 'moving on' instead of focussing on what isn't perfect is a great way to keep creative momentum. And it's fun to look back months from now and see a few messes and messed up pages among all the other beautiful ones. Shows growth!