So here we are at the final Fall Fearless and Fly challenge:
Headline prompt: Radical to Mundane and to Radical Again: What once seemed new that now feels old and boring? How can you see it as new again? How do you "jump charge" creativity when you're feeling stuck?
Color: black & neons - bold contrasts
Quote: Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. Bill Moyers
The word 'radical' is to do with roots. When I get stuck and things are boring, I go back to the roots, cutting away all the extraneous stuff and heading back to basics. I might take down a techniques book and work my way through it, reminding myself of things I haven't tried out for a while.
Or perhaps I'll open the drawers and have a look through them. Like most of us, I suppose, I tend to use the things that are easily to hand. That means there are certain things I use all the time that sit on my desk and others that I forget I have.
If that doesn't work to bump me out of the rut, there is the box of prompt cards. Or I can look for a blog challenge :)
This time I took the colour prompt as my beginning and took out my black journal which I haven't used for a while. Now I needed something that would show up on the black. Usually I would use watercolour inks or acrylic paints. But this is all about doing something new, so I pulled out my oil pastels. Drawing around my hand seemed to be fairly basic. The hand reaches through the fog, poking holes to allow the flood of rainbow colours into the darkness below. Then I needed to put the quote on there. Again, colour on black with pens can be a problem. I found a multicoloured gel pen that I've had for ages. That along with a stencil and voila! My last Fall Fearless and Fly challenge is completed.
Thank you to Marcia, Carolyn, and Jessica for arranging everything. It's been a blast and I've so enjoyed discovering lots of new blogs.