I started making collages again after a month of doing almost nothing. And I have to ask: Will I be able to catch up? It’s week 10 already, this equals 2 months and 4 days. We’re on day 63 of 2018, and I’m sharing collages number 22 to 28 today, that I made this weekend. Not sure how and if I’ll be able to catch up and still enjoy the process of making collage. But we’ll see.
For now here’s week four of 365 Collages in 2018:
The theme is “catching up” or “random bits form my desk”, the later is one of my favorite ways to work anyway.
The reason I’m behind is not laziness (this time), it’s because I was sick. I had the flu for about 10 days, but I was coughing and feeling weak quite a few days after that too, so most of February disappeared in a haze of reading in bed, not doing anything but feeling tired.
But I read some pretty awesome books that I can recommend you to check out. I read The Wrath & the Dawn and The Rose & the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh, about Shahrzad who volunteers to marry the infamous king who has killed all his many wives on their first night in the palace… Great and easy read.
I loved naming these collages. Some are puns, others might be hard to decipher the meaning of. For example, I think that the classic teddy bear has a rather timeless style?
When I glued down the sphinx image of ancient Egypt, I thought he looked a lot like a teddy – thus strengthening my thoughts of timeless toys. The collage below, Pet your man, is also making me smile, but that’s because I made the woman pet the man on his balding head in my instagram stories when I glued this collage down.
Fun fact: The man that is being so lovingly petted is actually Johan Ludvig Runeberg (5 February 1804 – 6 May 1877), a Finno-Swedish lyric and epic poet that is dubbed the national poet of Finland.
Here are some more blokes, less known but still very loved (you might remember one as my imaginary boyfriend):
And that concludes this week’s journey. I’m not sure I should call it week 4 since it’s week 10 now, and I finished them last week? What do you think? Maybe I should concentrate on the numbers, so these are collage 22 to 28 of 365. Quite a bit to go then, right? Make sure you follow along, and please cheer me on?
Here are all this week’s collages together as one image, in case you want to pin it to your Pinterest board for inspiration:
Thanks for being here, reading this and letting me share my artistic journey with you. Please tell me below in the comment section which of my collages you like best – and why. I’d love to know what you like, or dislike, about these.
Follow the growing Pinterest Board 365 Somethings to see what the other’s are creating and sharing there each week, and the hashtag is #365somethings2018
Thanks for joining me and my fellow creators on this year’s big creative journey! Feel free to also check out week 4 in 2013 from back when I did a similar project in 2013.