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collage journeys by Jane Davies: Dedication to Course of


Dedication to course of is a vital key to getting
unstuck. We have now a behavior of specializing in outcomes, setting expectations, and making
judgements accordingly. We need to understand how issues will end up; we need to
keep away from uncertainty by planning, in order that we get it ‘proper’. Whereas this behavior of planning
for outcomes is important for many actions in our lives (I don’t dispute
the worth of planning!), it does appear to be one of many principal causes that we get
caught as artists.  


Making some marks, the primary layers, with no plan.

In fact we can plan out a portray undergo the steps, and get the consequence we count on. Some individuals can. After I strive to do that my consequence isn’t satisfying. I really feel like I’ve missed it, and the portray seems – and is – superficial. At occasions in my early portray profession I attempted following directions in a e book. I knew instinctively that it could not end in one thing that felt genuine, however permitting the good thing about the doubt and figured I might be taught one thing. I did not. Nicely, I did be taught that I used to be proper about it not feeling genuine. Following step-by-step directions that targeted on a selected consequence was not a satisfying endeavor. It lacked one thing important to creating actual artwork. Does this sound acquainted?


For me it takes periodic RE-commitment to course of to remain related authentically with my work. The tendency in the direction of planning and outcomes orientation is tenacious, and it creeps up unnoticed till I get caught. I’ve just a few tips for getting again into my groove:

I’m providing a brief Zoom session on 5 Methods to Get UN-Caught to share with you my favourite practices that get me again to a deal with course of. See particulars and join right here.


Portray ‘elements’ that I’ll use in collage.

“Letting Unfastened”, mashing issues collectively

Attempting to place collectively a clumsy association

Making a bunch of marks with my fingers


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