Collage 30: Magpie love
Collage number 30. I’m calling it Magpie love.

Art Every Day Month 2010The thirty days of November’s Art Every Day Month is finished and I have made 30 collages that I am very much in love with. When I started I had big plans of really sitting once every day to make a collage, but it has not happened like that at all. It never does. Instead life happens and plans constantly have to adapt and change. The most important things to me is to enjoy the challenge and do it “my way”. My way is making 30 cards for the 30 days of November, and enjoy the process of art making! Not fretting that I make three collages one day and took the weekend of to read yummy books in bed…

Collage 29: Her name is Flora
Collage 29: Her name is Flora.

All of these collages are square format, my very favorite! I did cut up a bunch of purple cardstock and used those as the canvas, mostly because I have no use of those papers (I am not very found of purple). The collaged content measures 13?13 centimeters (5?5″), but the canvas is a bit bigger so that you can hide the purple behind a matting. That’s what I would do, it would hide the purple edge. These collages will look oh so good in a Ribba frame from IKEA.

Collage 28: Will open up
Collage 28: Will open up.

I have experimented with tearing up my own painted papers and using those as my paint brush. I have resisted using a focal image and tried to leave some of the collages minimalistic, even though I find that difficult. I have also experimented with earth toned collages and adding strips of tissue paper to mute and cover up colours.

Collage 27: Emerald eye
Collage 27: Emerald eye.

Emerald eye? I don’t know why, sometimes the names just pop into my head from nowhere. The background has the colour of emerald, but the “eye” (the orange circle perhaps?) is not emerald… I don’t know, but I like the name, maybe more than the collage this time. ;-)

Collage 26: Watch your steps
Collage 26: Watch your steps.

There are some sewing done on Watch your steps, I don’t know if you can see it. I used my sewing machine on the four first collages and was planning to sew a bit on each card, but that didn’t happen either, it didn’t fit with the process of gluing, colouring, naming and then scanning the collage. But I do like sewing on papers, it is fun!