As i was flicking through my journal over the weekend, i noticed that subconsciously, i create collages to fill pages. Hence the inspiration for collage this week!
Now when i sit down to create a one of these, i am usually using it more like a mood board, see what colors i am favoring at the time, what catches my eyes. A few months ago, i sat down and printed out images from my tumblr, and just spent an afternoon cutting them out before pasting them down in a blank sketch book with the intention to return to them again, and i probably will, but for now they are shelved.
In my current journal, i use clippings from magazines to create some kind of depth, or to just add something different from my usual jotting of notes and dot points, drawings.
Personally i think they are great to go back and look at, and really come in handy when you aren’t feeling inspired. They are just a cluster of images that reach out to you somehow at that particular time, maybe even a reference perhaps.
Book Keepers : You know that pile of magazine clippings you have collecting dust in the corner of your work space. Today i want you to dig them out, Tip the folder upside down, stand back, and pick out what jumps out at you. Using these, create a collage!
Sketchy Keepers : Draw yourself. Done that? Good, Now draw things that you adore and love all around you! The above is one that i completed earlier, this literally took me about eight hours. Just a different approach to collage, but one that could be interesting none the less!
Art Journal : Create a collage using photos that you have stashed away that were deemed “unusable” use this as the base, continue building up your collage using odds and ends from your junk drawer, was-hi tape, patterned papers.
Shutter Bugs : We all have our work spaces, I challenge you to take the things off your desk, arrange them on the floor, and shoot. Do this with an artists eye, arrange them in the shape of the first letter of your name, or even in the shape of your favorite food!
Happy Creating Peeps!