What's your top tip for dealing with blank page paralysis?
What to do with a blank page? In general, I prepare pages with backgrounds made of my favorite colors, stencils and stamps. So I rarely start with a blank page. I also sketch a TON. Many of my creations are a combination of a background that I’ve done ahead of time and a sketch from my sketch book. b) Don’t get me wrong, I’m not immune to Pinterest, Etsy, Mr. Google and my favorite artists, one of them being Roben-Marie. I do look at everything and consider it inspiration. Tho I like to let it mix and bake in my spirit before it jumps on my page. c) My father-in-law, an artist/sign painter who hand-painted murals and bill boards, spoke wise words to me once, “it ain’t brain surgery” - my art can mutate infinite times until I like it. So I never sweat the beginning... Oh - and d) I love to spend time with the Lord and see what He’d like to say through my art. Which leads me back to ‘a’. :D
What do you do with your art once you've finished it?
Fortunately, I create way more than I can ever display. And where it goes from there depends. I rarely sell originals unless someone specifically asks for them. A few of them end up on my walls, though I love collecting art, so not too many walls left. :) I also never rip pages from my journal. Just a quirk of mine... (Yes - I may have a few piles in my studio...)