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Monday, 24 September 2012

The doubt monster

Hello from the bears. Wilbear says there have been far too many gratuitous bear shots in this blog lately and we really must concentrate on the art. We think he's just a bear with a sore head really but to appease him we thought we'd show you another art journal page, without any bear shots (how boring!)
Anyway, as creative bears, we find we often live with doubt that our work is just not good enough. Every time we attempt any art work we find a little monster inside us starts filling our furry brains with doubt. What better way to diminish his power that to 'out' him? So we did.

We chose a monster image from Google, we wanted him to look really unsure, and this one certainly fit the criteria.We coloured him with Spectrum Noir pens, in suitably monsterish colours.
We then created a background using our distress inks, and made a path for Doubty the monster to stand on, using a brick effect mask, and texture paste, which was then sprayed with glimmer chalk mist.
Our words came primarily from either magazines or adverts. We have a big bag of cut outs ready to use, and once we'd jumbled them about, we came up with the following:
'The doubt monster will make you think your own work is just not good enough, BUT..... You must not listen to him!
The truth is you have the power to choose to believe in yourself! Trust your imagination and have fun. It's all the inspiration you need to make it happen.'
We had such fun making this page, and every time our little doubt monster raises his unsure little head from now on, we will squash him back down again.

Thanks to our friend Butterfly, we're entering this into The collage challenge at unrulypaperarts at the eleventh hour. :)

With love from the bears.


  1. Out with Doubty! This is a great page spread, inventive, creative and straight from the heart, which is where art should come from. That background is scrumptious, and I love your collaged words. Are you still in time for the Glue Page over at Unruly PaperArts (I know the deadline is very soon)? Banish the doubt monster and hurry over there!!
    Alison x

  2. Entered by the fur of our teeth. Thank you

  3. I love The Heritage Cartridge too. It has to be one of my favourites. Sandy Dallas


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