when your art attempts fail, just traverse and cross over

"Traverse", Shauna Lee Lange Studios, 2012 Port Charlotte, mixed media art journal page

Art journals and visual diaries are by definition practice grounds for our artistic imaginations.  Some pages will succeed wildly and others will not.  Today we look at an attempt to capture my bridge-crossing expedition with my son and how difficult it can be to dedicate to drawing and illustration with a youngster in tow, a moving vehicle, a bouncing soccer ball, and colliding worlds when the McDonald’s toy can’t be immediately found.  Yes, you’ll have days like this.  Days the page doesn’t speak to you.  Days the brain, eye and hand won’t coordinate.  And what you have to do is just traverse and cross over.  Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully, you can try again.

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