It’s good to get your words out.
Put them down in a way that you can look at the big picture as well as the smallest punctuation mark.
So here’s my process:
I have painted a background, but any coloured paper works well. I’ve recycled junk mail and old magazines by cutting out words & phrases that caught my eye. I find a semi-quiet place to work.
Instead of picking out one at a time, I just dump the whole word box on the board.
It reminds me of how jumbled our thoughts can get when we’ve not had a chance to process anything.
I start teasing out words that are speaking to me in the moment. I take my time, changing things as I go. There is nothing to get wrong – the piece is fluid.
It always amazes me what fits together, how the words from my heart speak to the page…
Then I do one more edit – what is most important to keep from this exercise? – and make an art photo to keep…
What needs said in your life right now?