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Daily Art Devotions: Day 5

For Day 5 of #DailyArtDevotions with Elizabeth Foley, I created an #artjournal page that represents my inner creative terrain. I started out with a tree woman that had come to me during meditation, but when I went to pick up my son, I was struck by the limitlessness and clarity of the brilliant blue sky, the wispy white clouds, and a single soaring blackbird, and I knew that that was a better representation of what my inner creative terrain looks like. There was a page in my #repurposed cookbook that already had birds and tree branches, so I added my own interpretation of my inner creative landscape to it.

Lately, I have been hearing song lyrics repeating in my head, some of them I haven’t heard in decades. Sometimes they even wake me up in the middle of the night. So, I added a music stamp and a script stamp with archival ink to represent the words and the music floating around in my inner terrain. I added Bombay inks over a patch of watercolor paper to represent the art and creativity that is inside me, and then sprayed Bombay inks on the original page to represent the expansiveness and texture of my terrain. I then used a mandala stamp with archival ink to represent the complexity and beauty of my inner creativity, and a tree swing stencil with archival ink to represent my inner child artist and my dreamy imagination.