When in doubt, "Scribble".

When you can't think, "Scribble".

When no subject, idea, composition comes to mind, "Scribble".

Take a piece of white computer paper and a box of crayons and "Scribble".

Make marks, make shapes, make lots of lines, round and round, up and down, crossways
and back.

 Make dark marks, light marks, medium marks, fill in some shapes, make other shapes on top of those.

Get another piece of paper, do another scribble, find some shapes in the scribble, find some image in the lines.

Make another one and then one more.  Do one more then you want to do.  Maybe you've been at this thirty minutes??

Hey, did I get a idea of some sort as I did this?

Did something pass thru my brain like a flutter of a dream?

Does my mind seem clearer now?

Are some images emerging as I fan the fires of creativity which are stimulated by the mere action of the crayons on the paper?

I belive that Scribbling helps release images inbeded in the subconscious brain.

Scribbling creates a break between the "have to" world of lists and media deluge.

Scribbling stimulates the creative sector of the mind.

A mere thirty minutes of Scribbling can wake up your dormant creative brain like warm-up exercises before a workout.

So Scribble for your creative health!!


Becoming One With the Painting

As you struggle with your painting, you eventually become one with it.

That is, you get so involved in it that you become a part of it.

This is a painting, (the subject can be realistic, or abstract) with which you have some identity.

It is not just a casual one hour study. The subject means something to you!

You have done sketches, color and value drawings, perhaps you photographed the subject originally.

Now you are painting and nothing is going right!  What went wrong with your preparation?

Whatever you do, it seems to get worse.  The colors are wrong. The values are in the wrong place.

You fix one thing, you think, and then another area glares at you like a spotlight!

How can this be when I prepared so carefully?

Perhaps I am too close to my creation.

Give it a rest, come back tomorrow.

Come back tomorrow when we are both rested.

Then I will ask it to tell me what it needs.

And the painting will answer!