Spread 0049 – Overcome


13 September 2011

9″X7″ visual journal

Paint, vintage papers, ink, vintage photos.

I feel as an artist as if I am compelled to create, create, create.  If I don’t I feel lost, grouchy, repressed.  I have a need that must be met and I am never satisfied.  One idea brings another and another.  On and on it goes.  I wake up at night with ideas, thoughts, feelings I must express.  Ideas I must try.  For years I did not make art, I almost feel as if I am making up for lost time.  Lost time…

2018-05-03T13:40:04+00:00September 14th, 2011|Art Journals|4 Comments


  1. Orly September 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Wow, beautiful..you are on a roll, beautiful to witness, in both art making and in sharing sentiments with words..moved this morning..

  2. Monica September 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I love this spread and this post Brian. I agree that one idea begets another and another and another! I think that the time you were not making art was a period when your ideas were simmering under the surface waiting for the right time to come to fruition…I always remember the old saying: “An idea whose time has come” as well as “There is a time for everything” =-)
    I’m glad I get to witness this time of beautiful and colorful ideas coming from you Brian!

  3. Karenann Young September 15, 2011 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Do you create one spread at a time, or do you have more than one journal going at once? Really love your journal pages!

  4. iHanna September 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Lovely spread, and yes, the need to create is growing when you feed it.

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