Collage | Squares in a Grid

Held in the palms of thousands of disgruntled people over the centuries have been ideas worth millions – if they only had taken the first step and then followed through.
Robert M. Hayes

Collage: Grid number 03 by @ihanna

Thanks for all your kind feedback on my post about reseting your art practice yesterday. I’m more than ten years in on my bloggin adventure, and I still love getting comments and feedback on the stuff I put out. It feels like I am being seen and appreciated, and it means a lot! When it stops being interesting and feeling good I will stop blogging. To me blogging is about communication, so I feel thankful when it’s not just my voice echoing out into the vast emptiness that can sometimes be the internet…

Today I’m sharing three of my most recent grid collages, as I shared the fourth in the series yesterday. I have used some illustrations and prints by others, but mostly the papers are my own painted papers, some with gold acrylic paint even. 

Collage: Grid number 01 by @ihanna

I loved, loved, loved punching these squares out (each square is 1,25 inch or 3 cm) and then finding the right combination to glue down together. To me, each square is a little piece of art and all of them have specific meaning to me in terms of origin, technique, color or texture. Together they tell a story even though I choose to name them Grid number x and so on this time.

Collage: Grid number 04 by @ihanna

I think I’ll consider making a few more of these collage squares, or squares in a grid as you might call them, just for the heck of it. What do you think?

14 Responses

  1. I really love grids…these are great! I see all the pinks shining through…I’m loving pinks more and more!

  2. gorgeous grids!!!! love this inspiring post! the colour combinations are awesome! I must dig up my square punch!

  3. Yes, please continue the grid series. I had a coupon and I went out and purchased a square punch, so I can play along. It is, indeed inspiring me to crawl out of my winter slump with your colorful squares. Love your blog postings.

  4. They look great, Hanna! I’d never even thought of getting a square punch, but now I’m thinking I should buy one!

    And thanks to your link about mini collages, I made one today and look forward to doing more. Super fun! Thanks for the nudge.

  5. I love your grid squares. Keep going and sharing with us. Thanks for the idea as well.

  6. These are beautiful grids. I have done this also using a circle punch. There is something very soothing about the repetition of the shapes and the different designs in a smaller scale. Lovely! I like all of these, but green is the best for me (the one you shared yesterday) as I love greens and blues!

  7. So gorgeous! What do you use to punch out the squares? I’d like to do a daily or weekly art cards project again, but it takes so long to measure and cut out all those pieces of watercolor paper!

  8. LOVE your grids hanna!! and yes, each little square IS it’s own little piece of art. you have inspired me to do this technique with lots of bits and pieces from my stash. OH! these would make fabulous postcards!!! tfs and inspiring <3

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