Am I channeling Lisa Vollrath or is she channeling me?
This morning, at 10:14 to be exact, I began a 10 minute “morning pages” entry in my journal.
I didn’t really have a clue about how to begin. I looked around my desk space (I don’t have a studio, I live in a one room house. OK. One and a half.) and noticed the new, unused rubber stamps I had recently purchased. The Celtic knot circle appealed to me so, I grabbed it, inked it up, and smacked the pages with it, 3 times.
I stared at those 3 circles and white pages, then I glanced out my window to watch the Evening Grosbeaks (Hesperiphona vespertina: from my 1980 edition of A Field Guide to the Birds of North America or Coccothraustes vespertinus: from the American Ornithologist’s Union 1998) at my bird feeder. I picked up yellow ink which I daubed into the center of the circles. And so began...
The whole piece is a 10 minute sketch (I’m even a bit reluctant to post it because it is a sketch and not a finished piece); a quick free-flow without thinking or re-working, based on Natalie Goldberg’s/Julia Cameron’s “morning pages” idea for writers.
At 12:34 my email client received Lisa’s email.
This week's “Art Attack” prompt: Circles.