1/11/13

weekly collages

I announced, yes announced with great fanfare, that I was going to tackle a 365 project - ala Hana.  I chose collage/mix media pieces. Then I disappeared.  Well, that nasty flu caught up with me and put a dent in my plans.  But, I'm recovering so thought it time to show you I actually am working on my collages!

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!



5 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that sore throat ended up being the flu, but glad that you`re starting to feel better and getting creative.
    Stay inspired!

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  2. Oh these are all wonderful. For someone who was sick (flu begone bah humbug) you certainly moved full speed ahead in your creating....I hope you are seriously better now. xox

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  3. glad you're on the mend. you're off to a great start with the challenge, especially in the face of the flu. I have a dozen collages in various stages of progress propped around my studio, but I can't seem to call any of them done.

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  4. These are "TERRIFIC!" Terrie... love your collage pieces! :]

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  5. LOVE your collages Terrie...you should enter the exchange next year.

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