Turning an old collage into new mixed media
"I curled closer to May, comforted by her warmth."
-- Kiera Cass
Hi there! I've missed you so.
The last several weeks have been a whirlwind around here, and I'm happy to have found time to play a bit. Actually, it was a few tweens that got me back into the studio! I assist in an art journaling class for kids every Friday, and last week I brought - along with several other collage materials - some colored copies of my old work. I hoped they would like the bright colors and perhaps some of the images, but what I didn't expect was how much they liked the idea of using old art in new ways and, moreover, how much I would learn from them in the process! They completely inspired me to try new things and to look at my own art in a different way. Sooooo, I decided to see what I could do with one of the same copies I'd given them and filmed the process.
In the end, I used copies of one old collage (wayyyyyy back from the first Summer of Color!) and created two new pieces with them: both a loose art journal page & an altered brie box.
Loose art journal page
Altered brie box
Wanna see the process? It's all here, and below, and all under 10 minutes . . .
Thanks for popping by. Happy May & happy creating from our crazy house to yours.
With colorful kisses,