BEEN MAKING STUFF

I do have something to show for all the time I haven’t been blogging. It just isn’t easy for me to get on the computer and start writing. It looks like I left off with the Anne Brooke Tag Challenge a year ago, and at times, that certainly was a challenge. But I got a lot out of it and really enjoyed slow stitching. Since then, I’ve done other challenges for fun, travelled a bit, continued knitting and I’m always enjoying time with friends and my expanding family.

I think I’ll work backwards, beginning with the most recent pieces. I can’t seem to get enough of collaging, making little books, journals, tags and such. Too bad I’m not a writer for all the journals I’ve accumulated! These are some of the tags I’ve been making from old book pages, vintage bits of ephemera, images from old garden catalogues and books, photographs, sheet music, labels. Pretty much anything that has to do with paper I will glue down.

Tags-Victorian Ladies
Postcards
The little notebook on the left tucks into its own envelope

I’ll be back with more in the next few days.

COLLAGE COURSE

I’ve started an online collage course with Randel Plowman, an artist whose work I LOVE. Each week we get an assignment, so there will be no reason for me not to make art. For the next fifty-two weeks. Oh boy!

The project for the first week was to gather material, set a timer for five minutes, and make a collage. I couldn’t believe how difficult it was to only work for that short amount of time.

5minA

There is no shortage of scraps in boxes and bins, but arranging them quickly was an experience. It was something I really enjoyed and I think I will continue to do this as a warm-up.

5minB

Our second week’s project was to make monotone collages, so there are four different works, in red, blue, green and yellow. No time limit for this one, but maybe there should’ve been. I pondered over these way too much.

ColorReltnsps