Collage: First day
First Day, collage made by iHanna on January 1st 2013.

This was the first collage of the year in the 365 in 2013 challenge, now also known as the 365 somethings – open for those of you who wants to join in and challenge yourself!

I tend to add in many very small bits on one rather small collage, these are 12×12 centimeters (4,7×4,7″). It’ because I love layering and colours. But it’s also fun to simplify sometimes. In the above collage, First Day, I’ve used many different kinds of brown paper, but not much else. I really like how calming and warm it looks! I think many of my collages this year will have to be simpler, calmer & quicker. Otherwise I will not be able to make 365 of them.

Today I’m contemplating what to do with all the collages I create this year… Last time I was dreaming of seeing them all together on an exhibition wall. Now I know how difficult it is to be an unknown artist with few connections. So if I could sell some of them as the year passes that would be such a encouragement (and economic help).

I think of my square collages as my beloved artwork, and would love to know at least some of them will be framed and hung on someones wall. I love each piece I make, but I don’t need to keep all of them. And never want that, I want to create them for others to decorate with! Therefor I would love to sell them! I already know I will have a hard time just finish them, so listing them on Etsy is not an option. Maybe I could sell them via the blog in some way? What do you think?

I always scan each collage, name the file by date and title, save it in a folder, and then this time I also want to share it on the blog in some way. A weekly post with all new collages perhaps is the (best) way. But I’m sure I will get behind and feel stressed about all the collages I haven’t posted…

Tammy is joining, and I’m so thrilled that she and many of you are too! She has created a flickr group called 365 somethings. Isn’t it a cute name? Though I’m also rather liking that my version of this project will (hopefully) consist of 365 collages in 2013! It feels so happy!

Also, I have decided to create a published book featuring my collages this year, I’m itching to see them together in some way, and also to work in series. More about that another time.

Would love your input on how to manage this thing/idea/project. Thanks!

* Some of my previous projects here.