• Susie Zol

Creative Habits

As busy as my life gets, and sometimes as quiet as it gets, I feel best when I maintain certain habits. Art journaling is definitely one of them. I have a small table against a window in a quiet part of my house away from the traffic patterns.

I don't bring every supply in my studio, just enough. I don't take up a lot of space, just enough. I put on my headphones and quiet my mind with some "spa" music and begin slowly. Gesso, one piece of paper, a word or phrase. I add some paint and push it around. I am patient as I add and subtract layers, knowing the page will reveal itself to me in time. I might "finish" in one sitting or several. No judging, no comparing, no criticizing. Just a creative habit that keeps me going, keeps me balanced, keeps me...creating.