'We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.'
We discovered that Mojo is heartworm positive last month. The rescue where we found him dropped the ball on his basic needs, so he faces a very long and painful treatment process in the months ahead. 5 long months of exercise retrictions has put a damper on our summer plans, so I've been seeking out ways to keep myself entertained as I help him through his journey to wellness.
Art journaling has always appealed to me, so I've been experimenting with a variety of mixed media techniques. The possibilities are endless, and much to my surprise, I'm enjoying my creations. I've always been a very frustrated painter and my sketching skills are pretty much non-existant at this early stage, but it really doesn't matter.
What matters is I'm having fun :)
There are so many wonderful mixed media artists that share their skills and passion for creating art, and I've signed up for a couple of online classes in an attemp to further my own understanding of different medias like working with encaustic wax, drawing then painting whimsical creatures, collage and much more.
The varied exercises are teaching me to not be so concerned about 'getting it right', and to just go with the flow. To embrace inperfection, if you will.