Saturday, November 21, 2015

iCandy Collage

I decided I might create more art if I enrolled in an online class.
And it worked!  I've been loving all the inspiration in 21 Secrets Fall 2015!
I am familiar with a few of the teachers from following them on Facebook or their blogs.
Of course, one of my favorites is Hanna Andersson
whose international DIY Postcard Swap I participate in twice a year.
I have never collaged an actual collage into any of my art journals, focusing more on creating pages or spreads that say something, or only include collage.
I probably put too much pressure on myself to create something meaningful.
It was truly freeing to just focus on creating a collage of "pretty papers" a la Hanna Andersson!
I started selecting my papers by picking out a couple papers I had just made.  
Some months back, had done some flower doodling on top of a gelli print I made on sheet music.  
And recently, I doodled little one-of-a-kind arrows all over a piece of writing paper.
I used the colors in these papers to influence my choice of all the other papers in the collage. 
It was quite meditative and fun to browse through all of the collage and art papers, magazine clippings and ephemera that I had been collecting for ages!  I even took the opportunity to organize some of them so that I could make another iHanna collage in my journal later!

Thank you 21 Secrets for a super fun class...and thank you Hanna for inspiring me, once again!
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