2 Feb 2006

Weaving

Right now the hobby table is cleaned off. There are several odd sized boxes in the hallway. The boxes are filled with things like cheap plastic tumblers - bright blue, orange and pink tumblers - an electric juicer, a plastic mandoline, some old candle sticks and tea light cups, and lots of art supplies. It's that time of year. Time to clear out the clutter. The only thing on the "art room" floor now is the hobby table, the bookshelves, and two guitars.

The woven paper collage above was done back in December. Collage making relaxes my mind so it often wanders off somewhere make-believe, somewhere silly, or playful, or adventurous. I never know what will end up on the page before I start. It's purely creative - spontaneous. That is what my art is, I think. Spontaneous.
Maybe the spontaneity of my creations is what makes it is a healthy challenge for me to do more "assigned" art. Concept art. Art with intent. Disciplined art. Maybe.

2 comments:

andrea said...

Your variety of styles is astounding. I am particularly taken by this illustration/collage. I just love it. I must bookmark you now so I remember to come back and look some more...

Helena said...

Jag gillar ditt fina collage! Det inspirerar mig till att göra egna när jag får tid.... jag gjorde många collage när jag var barn.... varför slutade jag??? Det är ju så kul..... Vore kul oxå att, som du, jobba i gränslandet mellan papper o textil, väva med papper, brodera på papper, klippa o klistra med tyg, blanda de båda friskt.....

Tack för din inspirerande blogg!!!!

Helena, Stockholm