Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Cat Kerr: Wake Up Journal Page

“Self Doubt” a huge part of the creative process and if you're an over thinker like me...well then some days it can be a very long process to an end result. Lately, I've been challenging myself to create in a short amount of time, forcing myself to just put something down without thinking about it to much. What I've learned is that by doing this, the crazy ideas that I would normally put aside (because in my creative mind they just wouldn't work) are the ones that make it to the page if the stopwatch is running. Because of this I'm learning to let go of what it “should be” and accept what it “is”, and I'm enjoying the contrast.

I created this page “Wake Up” in about 10 minutes. I ended up combining a grungy background with a bright focal, something I normally would never do...I would either create a completely grungy page or a completely bright page. But now that it's finished I'm happy with the result and I look forward to another 10 minutes of creative, no think, crazy play.

So today's bit of wisdom comes to you from writer, director, artist, Clive Barker....”Every once in a while, you just have to trust your own madness”...

Materials used:
Cat Kerr Math Man Stencil
Cat Kerr Pi Stencil 6 x 6
Cat Kerr Math Grid Stencil 4 x 4
Cat Kerr Organized Chaos Stencil 6 x 6
Joggles 6 x 9 Disc Bound Journal Page Insert
White Card stock
Assorted Acrylic paints including Black
Cosmetic Sponge
Tissue Paper with birds and cages
Matte Medium
Distress Stain by Ranger
White Sharpie
Text Stickers
Butterfly Image
Magazine eyes
Stabilo Pencil
Water Brush

Cat Kerr is a Mixed Media Artist, Instructor and Product Designer living in Central Florida. Her work has been featured heavily in numerous worldwide publications as well as appearing on the PBS show “Make it Artsy”. Cat currently teaches many classes both online and at retreats around the country. She has collaborated with companies in the Arts industry and created multiple product lines including foam stamps, stencils, and texture plates. To explore her work visit her at

1 comment:

  1. Great advice, 'trust your own madness,' and you've created a gorgeous page! love the quirkiness...happy belated T day!


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