Tuesday, March 2, 2010
cut and paste
collage! i had almost forgotten how therapeutic it is to rip up stuff and put things together from different worlds. my collage supply is minimal now, just down to one drawer - patterned papers from jess gonacha swift and daisy janie, magazines i picked up in buenos aires years ago, my inked/painted papers, scraps of things from the library book sale, and other bits and pieces i couldn't part with. i only kept things i really loved. oddly enough, now that i've gotten rid of almost everything, it seems like i have more to work with than ever! anyway, i've been writing like a maniac this past week and needed a colorful and papery diversion for a few hours. i glued the pieces on cardstock, chopped each sheet into 8 bookmarks, slapped on a few coats of gel medium and called it a night. creative explosion over and done - gluey, kitschy, messy fun.