Fall Fearless and Fly #8 — Break and Enter

Break and Enter  — what do you do when you stare down that big white piece of paper, or your blank journal spread.  Well for me it’s as simple as making a mark, breaking that blank white space and entering the creativity zone.  Sounds simple I know, but it works for me because one little mark, an x, a dot, breaks that white space for good and gives me the door, the entrance to keep on going.  I discovered this little trick in my process painting facilitator training and it has worked for me ever since, no way is ever the wrong way, it is the way you are making now.  It doesn’t always result in perfect, heck, perfect is almost never on my list, but it always moves energy through the body and gives me a way forward…Break and Enter….and keep moving.


Fall Fearless and Fly #8 is up at the Artist in Blogland site.  Nathalie Kalbach is the guest artist (think Creative Jumpstart) and her uber online classes and here are the prompts.

Headline prompt:  Radical to Mundane and to Radical Again:  What once seemed new that now feels old and boring?  How can you see it as new again?  How do you “jump charge” creativity when you’re feeling stuck?
Color:  black & neons – bold contrasts
Quote:  Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.  Bill Moyers

I chose to go with the “How do you “jump charge” you creativity and the colors scheme.  Be sure to visit the site and link up your Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge.  Thanks to Marcia creator of Artist in Blogland , Jessica and Carolyn for hosting with inspiration for us all.





Find the door……be happy, fall fearless and fly!




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22 Responses to “Fall Fearless and Fly #8 — Break and Enter”

  1. Judy Shea January 16, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    You, my friend, are an inspiration to me. This is just so cool. Colors I do not work with, but I must break my comfort zone. Is that a transfer? I love old buildings.

  2. Becca January 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Oo! Great texture…I want to run my fingers over it. Will you share how you made the transfer? Nice!

  3. Terrie -Creative Explorer January 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I really like this piece – one of my goals this year is to find a way to integrate my photos into my mixed media stuff more and this is exactly what I have in mind. Once again you’re providing the impetus, the inspiration to get off my duff and try it!

  4. jill January 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    great post! I’m about to start a project thats been in my head for months ( art for my book).
    I finally have the space and the holidays are over….making my first mark!
    I bought a very ornate Victorian easel today, would go nicely in the building on your collage.
    The man who sold me the easel was sick..clorox wiping me, my car, debt card and easel…yuck!
    lifting my class of OJ, cheers to art!

  5. Katie January 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Very cool! I will check out that site. I only know you through blogs and writing, but I am guessing you have always been pretty fearless!

  6. Snap January 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Wonderful. Love the color and the photo — great architecture. Another reason I love this one — it is different from your BRIGHT works.

  7. Janet January 16, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Love the color, the texture, the photo of the old building, the scratches…just everything about it! Fantastic!

  8. Tracy January 17, 2013 at 3:28 am #

    This is lovely! Nice texture and I like the scratchiness.

  9. Carolyn Dube January 17, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    You are so right- that you make your door with just a mark! Love the way you have created such texture in your mark making- the scratches and peeks of paint work so well with your photo!

  10. annie! January 17, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    You are one of those fearless people. I am too. Love the advice…and I follow it with every project!

  11. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen January 17, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    That first mark on a page sounds similar to making the first cut into a fabric. Sometimes it’s really hard, especially with working with treasured fabrics, but the next cuts are much easier.

  12. Janice January 17, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Break and enter…love that! Your piece for Fall Fearless and Fly is lovely…such wonderful texture.

  13. Maria McGuire January 17, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    Love the tip about the dot or x to mark your page. This piece has so much depth and texture not to mention a great color palate.

  14. sharon January 17, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    well, this is just outstanding! I have always loved your attitude and approach., and the results are amzzing Corrine! You energize me!

  15. Linda K January 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    wonderful depth of colors and texture here !!! Thanks for sharing at FF & F!

  16. Kat January 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Corrine this piece has such spark!

  17. Chris January 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    This is so cool! Dramatic, but familiar. I like the photo placement.

  18. froebelsternchen January 18, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    this is AMAZING! I love all the texture ! fabulous!

    xxx Susi from ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

  19. hula~la January 19, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    awesomely cool…the layers and textures speak to me…and I love the inspiration that your words inply…JUST GO FOR IT!

    Have fun blog partying…hope you’ll pop in on me, too!


  20. hula~la January 19, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    awesomely cool…the layers and textures speak to me…and I love the inspiration that your words imply…JUST GO FOR IT!

    Have fun blog partying…hope you’ll pop in on me, too!


  21. Nathalie Kalbach January 24, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    Amazing page- I love the feel of it and the visual texture. gorgeous!

  22. Jessica Sporn January 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    WOW! How did I miss this. The texture is just amazing and I love how you embedded that photo. It’s been so great to have you participate in our challenges. Stay tuned because fun things are on the horizon at AIB!

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