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  • 52 Weeks of Collage: Week 1

    July 2, 2014 | 3 Comments »


    Floating by Kayte Terry / thisisloveforever.com

    Adrift: Collage, Week 1 watercolor, thread and ephemera on paper

    There are a million excuses one could make for not making more art but my big one is always time. This is valid; often I don’t have time to make big pieces of Capital A Art. So I created a challenge for myself with this in mind. Each week, I have the time to make a collage, a way to flex my creative muscle as well as explore new materials and techniques. Quite literally this is a way to get some ideas I have jostling around in my brain onto a page of paper. Welcome to Week 1 of 52 Weeks of Collage. I can’t wait to see what happens!

    Do you create challenges like this for yourself? Let me know!

    3 Responses to “52 Weeks of Collage: Week 1”

    1. agnes says:

      Huge fan of the “do SOMETHING every day” approach! I feel like making rules & distinct parameters for such task frees me up to not overanalyze things & get MAKING, which is the zone we all hope for, right? I have made daily records of individually drawn letters, sketches of green things, drawings of everything I ate, drawings of my clothes, one word summaries of the day, etc… even after a month, suddenly it becomes A Collection! Looking forward to your collages Kayte!

    2. Sarah says:

      I’m actually in week 43 of a similar 52-week project: for my brother’s birthday last year, I decided I would make and send him a postcard every week. I thought it would be a great way to push myself to finish one small thing every week, and that it would also build our relationship. The results have been even better than I could have anticipated: my brother loves the gift (says it’s the coolest thing anyone’s ever given him) I’ve played and experimented with new media, I’ve been forced to produce something when uninspired (and had the good experience of pushing-through when an original idea hasn’t turned out and I’ve had to just keep playing until I produced something I liked), I’ve even received some commissions!

      All in all, it’s been a great project. I’m so glad I did it – and committed to it!

      • this is loveforever says:

        Sarah, that is awesome!!!! I love that, with these projects, you can learn how to play again. Each piece becomes a little less precious on its own (because hey, you have to make another something a week later!) and in the long run, you get more inspired.

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