365 Collages | Week 51 | Incredibly valuable & transformative

And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things.
Rainer Maria Rilke

I finished 365 square art collages in 2018! Although I did this just three days before New Years Eve, so I didn’t have time to title, scan, edit and upload all of them before we entered into the new year. But it’s never too late to finish, and it’s never too late to start either (just as a reminder). You do not need the magic of January first to start on a year long project. You can do it at any time! Today, tomorrow or next season. For me, I’m finishing my year-long project in a few days, with the last installment of collages, into a new year. Who cares, it’s all good and done now.

Counting on you - Collage no 351 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson #365somethings2018 #art
Counting on you – Collage no 351 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson.

Firstly today though, I want to wish all of you a happy new and very creative year.

I’m looking forward to this new year a lot. It didn’t happen before the end, but now in the beginning of a new year, I find myself looking forward to the months ahead, and all the new things I will be creating, making, doing, feeling, hearing, eating, seeing and loving. Yay!

I look forward to working more in notebooks and journals, doing more painting-like stuff and stitching more – all things that has been a bit on the back-burner in 2018, because of the 365 somethings in 2018 project. You might not realize it if you haven’t tried it, but it does take up a bulk of your time to do a huge project like this! It’s deeply satisfying, but for me, and Tammy who also finished her 365, it’s not something that you do two years in a row. And as Tammy wrote in her Daisy Yellow group on FB:

…while I have no doubt that we will each create MANY, many things in the year ahead it is not a project that we can do two years in a row! Whew! After all, breathing space between ginormous projects is a good thing!

If you are thinking of a 365 for a future year, we do love 💛 this concept because it is flexible, you can work in batches, and you have so much space to explore and take tangents. Creating within this framework is incredibly valuable… and transformative.

New Square Art Collages

That is so true. And for now, seven new collages (or actually eight this week to make it even with the weeks) for week 51 of 52 (!) in 2018:

Nothing is ever Perfect - Collage no 352 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson #365somethings2018 #art
Nothing is ever Perfect – Collage no 352 by iHanna.

For Well-Being - Collage no 353 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson #365somethings2018 #art
For Well-Being – Collage no 353 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson.

Compared to Nothing - Collage no 354 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson #365somethings2018 #art
Compared to Nothing – Collage no 354 by iHanna.

Another Champion in my League - Collage no 355 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson #365somethings2018 #art
Another Champion in my League – Collage no 355 by iHanna.

Not as Simplistic as it Looks - Collage no 356 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson #365somethings2018 #art
Not as Simplistic as it Looks – Collage no 356 by iHanna.

Double Vision - Collage no 357 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson #365somethings2018 #art
Double Vision – Collage no 357 by iHanna.

Less Sweet but just as yummy - Collage no 358 by iHanna a.k.a. Hanna Andersson #365somethings2018 #art
Less Sweet but just as yummy – Collage no 358 by iHanna.

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Bonus: Feel free to take a look at the 2013 week 52 of collages (the Scissors Edition), when I did a similar 365 project.

Please leave a comment

Thanks for leaving me a comment below letting me know which of these you like most! I love to know you looked at each one again to find a favorite. When you try to define what it is about that composition that you like (or not like), I feel like I’m am getting great feedback.

Thank you!

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iHanna's 365 Collages 2018 Week 51 a.k.a. Hanna Andersson #365somethings2018 #art

This project is part of my 365 Somethings 2018 and I call it 365 Collages by iHanna.



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3 Responses to 365 Collages | Week 51 | Incredibly valuable & transformative

  1. Kate Burroughs says:

    I am wondering what size paper you used for your base in making the collages? And what do you do with them, when you are done? Do you bind them into a book or make cards with them?

    • iHanna says:

      Hi Kate, thanks for asking. These art pieces will probably be offered for sale some time, but not right now. They are 13 x 13 centimeter (5.1 x 5.1 inches) made on vintage target practice papers that was already square when I found them! :-)

      This project is part of my 365 Somethings 2018 and I call it 365 Collages by iHanna.

  2. Arielle says:

    Congrats on Week 51! Compared to Nothing is my favorite this week. I like the way the stamp is outlined and additionally highlighted by the yellow lines. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us!

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