Julia Rogers.

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Rip it up

Monday, 1 June 2020 14:42

Rip it up was a song from the 80 by Orange Juice. Remember it? The lyrics go "Rip it up and start again."

Well I find that when you let go and are in the moment you always make some error, an element you wish you could change. If you begin with this worry in your head then you accordingly start to take more care, you ‘self edit’ your decisions and ultimately stifle your flow.

So I go for it.

I then choose and put some in the best pile, usuallly ony one.

The rest I use as prepared surfaces upon which to paint over.

I repeat this process until I have a pile that just isn’t going anywhere.

These are the ones I rip and use for collage. 

Start again.