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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pick a Color...Any Color

Blue Color Pages in my Creative Oasis Journal

How does a quick, low-pressure creative project sound?

One of my favorite activities to share with my classes and workshops is creating a color page.  
It’s a fun way to play with whatever supplies you have lying around and 
enjoy some pure creative process in a short amount of time. Here's how:

#1 – Choose a color you like.

#2 – Get a blank piece of paper or page in a journal.

#3 – Set a timer for 5, 10, or 15 minutes.

#4 – Use crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints, and/or images from magazines and quickly fill your blank page or pages with the color of your choice. (Any creative supplies you happen to have on hand will do.)

The image above is one of my favorite spreads from my Creative Oasis Journal – a blue color page. I filled these pages with magazine clippings, watercolors and a bit of marker. 

There’s no right or wrong way to create a color page. As you can see, I used many different hues of blue and there are other bits of color as well. I also added a few words that were inspiring to me. 

I love color pages because they’re such a simple and fun way to play with creativity. By combining limits (such as setting a timer and choosing one color to use) with freedom (such as having no expectations of what a color page should look like) – we lower the pressure and open the door to creative satisfaction and joy.

Want to create your own color page? Why not take the next five or ten minutes and give it a whirl? If you do and want to share, I’d love to hear about your experience or see a photo.

Until next time, all the best from my Creative Oasis to yours – whatever color it may be,

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