Today is day 1 of my december 2015 collage diet challenge.
Studio is a serious mess as I am cutting and cutting like a mad woman and I am extremely self-concious about sharing the works again. I had a hard time getting started (nervous) and was not happy with how the first piece started but then I convinced myself that these are ideas in progress and it is ok if I share what I think is a mess-up or repetitive.
The odd thing is that I already see my lines are changing and I am baby stepping into creating small patterns. I am also spending more time on selecting cut-outs. The pieces for works on paper are more meticulously vetted since they don’t blur into the textured background as on the canvas work. Sometimes I cut 10 to 15 shapes to get to something that I think works. The cut-out needs to have a a good amount of character and texture and an interesting form to work with. so here are the first 4 in order as they happened.
I am setting myself up for an end-of-year challenge. Interesting ideas and constellations are emerging from my collage works on paper that I want to explore further but there are lots of distractions. I thought it is best to enter the new year with toned ideas so I decided to put myself on a serious collage diet for the month of December. Three collages a day – every day/night for 31 days. I want to have 100 pieces of works on paper by the end of the month/year! Some days I have to do more than three to hit that number and I am not allowed to cheat and create a big batch one day and none the next. It should be everyday! It is a crazy idea for me schedule-wise (and I am very nervous as I am writing this and putting it out there) but I thought if I get your emotional support along the way, I can pull it off. So here is how you come to play a very important role.
I will be posting them on my instagram and other social outlets. Simply look at them as they come by and if you like them: comment, use that heart emoji and share. If you really really like them, buy one or two or more (some will come to the shop).