A Recipe for PLAY

What jumpstarts your creativity?

I signed up for Creative Jumpstart 2018 to get my creative juices flowing.  I liked this year’s theme:  Now We’re Cooking; Mixed Media Art Recipes


This online class has a 10-15 minute video each day from a different mixed-media artist throughout the month of January.  Cost is reasonable too – only $50!

If you’d like more information and a short video about the class, go to:  www.Nathaliesstudio.com

I wrote down some of my “ingredients” for PLAY above… and then collaged over it with matte medium and scraps of painted paper (and an old recipe):


One of the ways I like create an atmosphere of PLAY is to leave a project unfinished on my table.  Then I can’t wait to get back and work on it! 🙂

How about you?  Do you have a technique for jumpstarting your creativity?

I will show you my finished piece later this week.

Cheers! 🙂

24 responses to “A Recipe for PLAY

  1. a good start to the year Jill…looking forward to seeing what else you cook up! (K)

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  2. look forward to your creative projects!!! Hope you find plenty of time for them!

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  3. A large scoop of playfulness please. 😉😊

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  4. Jill- this is a great way to start the year. It will be fun to view your progress . I love your journal cover.

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  5. Sounds like a fun class! I love love your collages…I just ordered an adjustable desk top that I can pull up to any chair for a drawing surface, can’t wait for it to arrive!

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    • Thank you, Jenna – I love to learn new techniques. Your adjustable desk top sounds like the perfect way to start creating. I hope you share it on your blog – love to see what it looks like as I might have to get one! 😉 Cheers! 🎨👍


  6. Sounds like a great class. I don’t know how you do it. I am not a doodler and no longer feel the need to get inner thoughts out on paper, let alone make an art journal. Hats off to you.

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  7. I love collage. So many possibilities with collage.

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  8. A lovely collage….

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  9. I think my recipe is just sitting down and being quiet. Letting thoughts come and go. One of them will be good for a start. 😊 Love your use of colors, they match each other again so nicely!

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  10. I love this, and that book!

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  12. I hope the book doesn’t have any sentimental value. I wouldn’t be able to rip it up but it is very effective on your collage.

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