Love me a new year.
New project life.
And new creative outlets. Because in my opinion, if you are not moving forward, you are stagnant. And I love this paper art form so much, that I never want to be stagnant in my craft. Introducing myself to new mediums and formats and ideas, and then acting on them, helps me in actually, every area of my life. So with this in mind, I 'stumbled' upon Donna Downey's Collage Monday's. She posts a new collage every Monday, highlighting the elements she currently loves, and shares a bit of insight into how she was inspired to create her piece.
It's quite a departure for me to work my art in this fashion, but I am discovering many aspects to forcing myself out of my creative comfort zone:
~causes me to focus
~causes me to play
~causes me to let go
~causes me to push myself to new places
~causes me to be fueled in my 'normal' creative activities
~causes me to just be plain giddy with collage
Here's the basic idea:
~fill a sketch book page with what you love right now
~dig into your supplies and use them up
~stick them down however you feel
~trust yourself and have fun
Here's a look...now don't judge...I'm just playing here...
And here is the first one I completed...
I hope today I conveyed to you simply the element of playing and having fun. Using elements you love and want to exercise more. And creating outside of your built in norms.
Thanks for letting me share what is currently inspiring me.
Have a great Wednesday...