Art Journal – The Chaos Pile

This morning I posted a photo of the chaos pile that is my studio desk.  I mentioned it would have to be my creative muse because that’s all I’ve got – TIME for that is . Now I am posting the journal page that resulted from my earlier photo.  I decided to use an hour or so of my time and find something in that pile that would indeed inspire me.  It started out like this…


A photo I altered in DistressedFX.  Somewhere in that pile on the left emerged these pieces to frame my page.


The dimensional piece that sticks up in the middle made me vision part of a face and an eye, so I developed the page from there.  Acrylic paint, glazing, gel pens, colored pencils, china black pencil, black and white markers, drawing pencils and more colored pencil  (Even a secret rub-on remnant distressed – thanks Seth!), and an oops(thanks Carolyn), where I pulled up half the rub on because the page was not quite dry.  Patience is NOT my strong suit.  Here is the final result and the gallery below is the rest of the process of sorting, filtering, and finding in the chaos.



Everyday is a learning day…Thanks for looking.


21 Responses to “Art Journal – The Chaos Pile”

  1. Valerie-Jael June 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    What fun – created out of chaos. Hugs, Valerie

  2. froebelsternchen June 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    really great fun Corinne– adorable!

  3. Katrina Calice June 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Your chaos creates great art that speaks, she is clearly making some kind of statement here, so bold and strong!

  4. sheila 77 June 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    There’s definitely some sort of genius at work here.
    No time + desk chaos = process photos plus this wonderful artwork.

  5. Jo Murray June 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    You have a style all your own Corrine.

  6. Denise Spillane June 18, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    How did you see that face in there. I really love it. Great way to get your muse going!

  7. Jackie P Neal June 18, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Fabulous! I love her chaotic squared eye! Better to see you with my dear! heehee xo

  8. Nancy Lee June 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    OM goodness!! She is wonderful, looks like she is SINGING!
    Her hair beside her ears could be the music notes!

  9. Janet June 19, 2014 at 12:05 am #

    That is so cool! I love it…and just think, all that lusciousness came out of chaos.

  10. Dorthe June 19, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Love your chaos table Corrine,- and your art -from- chaos-woman !!
    Wonderful with the gallery ,too- thank you.
    Hope you are still standing on your feet, and wishes you a wonderful weekend.
    Dorthe xox

  11. Terrie Purkey June 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Somehow it’s always a bit comforting to see another artist’s desk be as jumbled as mine! And yet we manage to make fun and sometimes great stuff! Is she shouting for joy that the yard jumble is almost under control or that you managed to squeeze in an hour of art time? Either way, I empathize! 🙂

  12. Bleubeard and elizabeth June 19, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    You make the MOST from your chaos pile. This is truly wonderful and so YOU!!

  13. Bleubeard and elizabeth June 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    I forgot to mention thank you for the step out photos which show your thought process.

  14. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest June 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Creative chaos is a good thing…
    glad you made some time to dig in that pile!

  15. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest June 20, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    which btw looked very inviting to me!

  16. Kris June 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    Well that must have been a great pile of stuff!

  17. marjiekemper June 21, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I just love where you went with this – such fun scoping out Pics 1 and 2 and then such a happy surprise in Pic 3!

  18. Kay Wallace June 21, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

    Hey! We both saw that eye! I like that, Corrine! You have transformed discards (to the side, not the bin!) into a very interesting and thoughtful piece of art. It just a-muse-es me how just a spark can begin pushing your creative spirit into motion, as it has done here. I am glad you took time away from what you should have been doing! 😉

  19. sharon June 22, 2014 at 1:23 am #

    I love how you always find a beautiful, layered, textural, happy face in the chaos!

  20. Becky T. Lane June 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    Love it! Wish I was better about just going with the flow, instead of always wanting to plan things out.

  21. Carolyn Dube June 28, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    Who needs patience when you have creativity!

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