Saturday, 5 December 2009

One Reason I Love Ugly Beginnings

Ugly beginnings are freeing.

I have noticed time and time again, when I make an ugly background, I feel free to do almost anything on top. I can't mess it up and that is terribly freeing.

On the other hand, when I do an exceptionally beautiful background, I often avoid doing any more, afraid that I will lessen its beauty.


WrightStuff said...

Ah yes, me too. Just had one of those myself. Except it was a boring painting, so I kept on adding layer after layer until I finally ended up with something I was happy with - nothing like what I planned!

~Barb~ said...

I've never thought of it that way but that makes perfect sense and I can see, in retrospect, how that has affected my journaling/art. Hmmm... You always make me think, Zom.
Peace & Love,
Craft Therapy

ABCcreativity said...

oh i hear you!
i have this absolutely gorgeous background that has been in my journal for over a month now. i can't think of anything "good enough" to put on top.
today i made a super-ugly page that i want to share on my blog soon :)

Zom said...

I really love the way you guys are coming on this journey with me!

lilasvb said...

begginings are some time difficult but after you play with it, it becomes nicer

Anonymous said...

How true! I have a few pages of lovely backgrounds which I have not yet dared to add anything.

On the other hand, watch my blog over the next few days .. an ugly page will appear. I hope this time you find it ugly enough! lol

Renee said...

Zom I have a present for you today.

Kisses xxx


Hugs ooo

Love Renee xoxoxo

alteredpink said...

I know what your saying. Sometimes I just freeze up when I am staring at a beautiful background. I love the idea of "ugly beginnings" being a good thing!

Zom said...

Valerie, I find beginnings easier now that I know ugly ones are good, lol.

Give me a heads up Fadwah, I am excited. Who would have thought?

Renee, You are a gift!

Pink, I have a beautiful background torturing me at this very moment, tee hee.

Jacob Wayne Bryner said...

I know what you mean, sometimes it's the most difficult thing to keep working on something because you feel you're going to lose something that you nailed early on. Like a certain vibe or meaning. That's a great photo by the way.

betsy cañas garmon said...

Zom -

Thank you for sharing your ugly pages series. It is validating to see other artists wrestle with some of the same challenges. {I thought I was the only one in the world who stared at pages afraid to move!}

Zom said...

Betsy, you are SO welcome!