Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Paper, paper, and a little more paper.

Hello everyone. Everything I have made for the Exhibition, has gone off to The Embroiders Guild. So that was a relief to get that done and out off the way. Just sorting out things to take for my stall now. I have been doing mainly collage this week as it calms me. Not that I am nervous about the exhibition, but because I am so excited about getting student financing to go off to Uni and do my degree in 3D contemporary craft. Three years to concentrate on art. What a gift and a privilege, so happy! Once I start I am thinking of creating a blog just on the degree adventure. What do you think?

Anyway back to today, Stuff I have been up too this week

Just monkeying about.
Not everyone's cup of tea, but I love doing this and it is sooooo therapeutic.
I find it best NOT to over think it, just put it down.
Some pages you will like, some pages you will not, IT DOESN'T MATTER!
Some details of a page you will LOVE and you will copy and reuse time and again, joy.
Stop thinking, and just DO!
it is truly amazing what you find.
When you have glued down all you want, then you can start the pen work, yet more joy. I like to get books ready for pen work in my studio, then I only need to take journals and  pens out with me to cafe etc. To sit and journal in public. The UK isn't used to this behavior...., more exposure needed! 
Out of finished pages I make collage sheets for students to play with. These sheets just have elements from my work on them for people to cut up and play with. I will show you pictures of them next time.
Get as silly as you like.
And have fun. Great activity with children...., of all ages!

These pieces are from the Artstronauts Club in the States.  The Ditto Project. The idea is that the club members print off the same collage pages. and we all finish them in our own way. Then we can see the results. It is fascinating to see what we all do with the same set off point.

So long for now. x

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