My art journal is a place where I consciously try to not be conscious. By that I mean that I don't plan or think about how things are going to look. I scrape in whatever paint colors are left on my palette and glue in what is left over on my table and write in quotes that appeal to me or words I have cut out of books. It never ceases to amaze me how it all comes together. I think our brains are hard-wired to try and make sense of things and when things are random it is fun for us to find the sense, the patterns and the meaning. We like it better when things aren't too obvious.
© Laurel Martin 2010