Working in my Restraint Journal for quickie collages using inspirational images from magazines or online.
4 MMSA postcards to swap - all mini-collages on painted cardboard pieces so I'm counting them as one.
All these collages are in my restraint journal - I like doing these because I'm playing with white space, colors, composition - but using up whatever happens to be on my worktable, so it's a great scrap activity.
The next four I made on cardboard - I cut up a cookie box into quarters (about 6x6") and challenged myself to use faces/figures in the collages - which I never do. I don't know why I generally don't like figures in my collages but thought I should give it a try since I have a folder of magazine faces. I actually kinda like them and will revisit it again throughout the year - maybe I'll overcome my antipathy.....
Karen, recognize your paper underneath?
This last collage I tried something new - printing on vellum. Sealed it with spray fixative but one coat wasn't enough...when I spread the matte medium over it the colors started to smear on the leaf so I sprayed another layer on the other printed pages. I really like the look of seeing through the leaf and swirl. You'll definitely be seeing more of this.....
Are you tackling 365 of anything? Photos, journal entries, homemade meals? I prefer Hanna's philosophy of the goal is 365, not necessarily daily.....it removes a lot of pressure. I did a photo-a-day for a year a couple years ago and it was occasionally stressful to think of what to photograph and by the end of summer I almost gave up.....but I persevered. This year will be easier without the "daily" in the commitment!