Friday at Four #4 – Uncovering an inner rule?

Another week, another opportunity to play and experiment… and to share what happened during the latest Friday at Four play session!

What I did last week

Just as I had planned, I put the final touch to the illustration I’d drawn with my watercolour pencils the week before; that meant going over it with a brush and water to bring out the watercolour effect. It was interesting to see how it muted some colours, while making others brighter and more vibrant. This final step still involves an element of surprise for me, and I can’t yet see the day when it’ll be gone… which is fun!

What I’ve learned from that play session

No big discoveries or identity shifts this week! I noticed a feeling, though: not creating anything “new”, just adding water to what was already there, left a part of me feeling weird. (No matter that painting the illustration with water significantly changed it, and turned it into something new…)

That made me wonder: do I have an internal rule that I wasn’t aware of, saying that I need to create something new every week? After consideration, my conclusion is that I don’t think I do. It’s simply that a part of me would have liked to create something new in addition to finishing up what was there. That’s good to know; I’ll pay attention in the future, to see if that feeling comes up again.

My plan for this week

I have no new specific project in mind at the moment, so I guess I’ll see what comes up when I sit down to play with my art supplies.

What about you?

Did you create a little space for the practice of your choice this week? How did it go? What did you learn? What’s your plan for the next session?

Please share what you plan on trying or how it went last time, if and when you feel like it. You can do it in a few words, through a picture, or any other way you can think of! You can do it here in the comments or as a post on your own blog, on Twitter (let’s use the hashtag #fridayatfour), or elsewhere – just let us know in the comments so that we can find your contribution and cheer you on!

Thanks for joining me, and happy playing!

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