A few months ago I was reading Martha Marshall’s blog, An Artist’s Journal, and she was explaining her “intuitive” collage process (read the posts here). Ever since I read about it I’ve been wanting to try it! Well, guess what? Yesterday was my lucky day, I had a full day in the studio and no pressing projects to work on. Alright! 🙂 It was SO much fun! From selecting the paper and clippings I’d use to laying it out and adhering all the pieces and then deciding which parts would become little works of art, I had a blast.
I was going by memory of how she did her work so as I re-read her process last night I realized I’d done mine a little differently but that’s okay – I wasn’t trying to copy her work I was just using it for inspiration. I had a stockpile of 8×10″ mats with 5×5″ openings so that’s what determined the size of the compositions. I may experiment with different sizes and shapes next time. I will be featuring the finished pieces of art (11 total) over the next few blog posts, as well as some ATC’s and a mixed media piece I made with some of the “leftovers” from this project.
I took lots of photos of the materials and the process, I’m thinking they will make interesting photos to play with and create some digital art.
Next week I will be announcing upcoming art classes for the next few months. Coincidently, the first one happens to be a one-day collage workshop! (Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 20th – more details will follow soon!) Other class topics include photography and mixed media wall sculptures. I am always excited when I get my class schedule set!
Happy, happy, joy, joy!