“What is Creative Mondays?
Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.
So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”
The beauty of the Creative Mondays project is that the end result is nearly always a surprise. As I’ve set myself no boundaries (except to post this on a Monday!) it really frees me up to experiment and of course at the beginning of each and every piece a blank page is there staring at me waiting to transform into something new. I usually start with a phrase, then expand on that idea with a colour tone and a composition. During the process I’ll ask my wife her opinions on the piece, take a step back or maybe leave it for a few hours and see what else pops into my head.
All it takes is a blank page.