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.
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.
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.
I can’t get enough of the old photos, especially groups like this one. Smile, ladies!
Sometimes I will alter the colors digitally in collages, but here I used different colored tissue paper over the text pieces and placed the image of the group on top.
Oh, Summer. How you have kept me from working and writing on my blog.
I can’t really blame myself for taking the summer months off. They’re so fleeting and I’ve just been enjoying the time spent outdoors with family and friends. And the laziness on those hot, humid days.
These abstracts done with tissue paper have been sitting on my work table since July and I’ve finally gotten around to scanning them.