Old school journal book cover, gold serviette, paint, recycled encyclopedia images and paper scrap. As yet untitled collage for the 2009 International Collage Exchange. (Maybe!) Click image to view it full size.
Wahoo! I feel good. Not only did I uncover my what caused me to loose my flow in the first place I managed to get it back. I feel it for sure this time, no more wishful thinking:) So what caused me to loose my mojo? Strangely enough I believe it was stopping smoking. I've smoked for half my life and I always knew that one of my harder times would be when I created. Smoking to think. Smoking to take a break. Smoking to celebrate and relieve stress....Somehow I seemed unable to seperate the two. But I've done it and about time too I say!
I created this collage all in one go today. I think it will be the first in a series for the next International Collage Exchange in April this year. Last year was 'Society is a nest' and this year I'm thinking more along the lines of how we are intertwined with nature. We are woven nest like with our environemt and we are depend on it for our own survival as it does on us. I'm thinking of calling this series something along the lines of "the hand that feed us' although that's still in the thought stage!
I'd really like to use my own images this time, or atleast one image that is a transfer from a photograph or some other technique. 2 birds with one stone so to speak. I also want to work in layers on a painted background instead of using 99% magazine images like last time. One good thing about the exchange is that you do enough collages to really explore the ideas you have, the subject and ofcourse...yourself.I will keep you updated:) This is turning into a long post so I will sign off here. I have the results of my marigold dye drying as I speak...