How are you? I'm fine. Thank you for your kind words about my personal struggles. But you may feel differently when I tell you that I'm not ready with my giveaways, yet. So.
Before we get to the meat and potatoes of this post, I wanted to alert you to the fact that the less glistening and less perky people are going to show up any minute.
I know, I know!! It's disconcerting, but if those of you who are shiny happy would fill out the edges, we can make short order of the unglistening and let's face it: downer people.
So far, I have four (4). I'm so excited!!!!
Listen. er... read: I enjoyed making these little collages in my little sketchpad so much. It was so relaxing to me during a time of non-relaxatives. If you have time to try out this new art of collaging, you should do it! Tearing papers that you like and arranging them together on a surface and gluing them down holds more rewards than I had expected. It appeals to the sight, the creative judgment, the sense of mystery, the process of coming up with new ideas for the next collage, and, above all else... you can actually use all that beautiful ephemera you've wanted to be able to use!
Okay, one of the things I've noticed is that, even though these little collages are simple, I find that it can be a challenge to know when one is finished to your liking. I think this is the case with any work of art, but, as I am a person who (likes to ramble on and on about nothing that's the least interesting to anyone) tends to doodle and sketch and write on my pages, I was definitely erring on the side of simplicity with these.
One thing I particularly loved is that making a collage focused my vision in terms of noticing little parts of images. A curve, a color, a pattern. And text that I might not even pay attention to began to stand out in sharp relief. It's fun to play with text.
If only Text's mother hadn't told me he can't play with me for awhile. And I didn't even mean to push him. In fact, I think he tripped.
Next up: Text gets a bit bolder.