365 Collages | Week 13 | A spring that never dries up

Rejected - Collage no 87 by iHanna #365somethings2018 #collageart #art #project365
Rejected, collage by iHanna.

I thought of calling this blog post / theme Rejection, but that just feel too negative for my collage art post. The feel of making and looking at the collages are positive (to me, but when naming them I was feeling kind of… down? depleted? alone? So the lady on the phone turned into a great pretender and the carefree lady turned into a saddened woman who can’t have children..

These are the people who live in my collage world this week. That is how the inside of humans can be, even though the outside looks “normal”, whatever normal is…

Do you still want to get to know them a bit? Do you dare enter the world of loneliness and deception?

I love people. I love my family, my children… but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your spring that never dries up.
Pearl S. Buck

Call me Miss - Collage no 91 by iHanna #365somethings2018 #collageart
Call me Miss(fortune), collage by iHanna.

Pretending he is there - Collage no 89 by iHanna #365somethings2018 #collageart
Pretending he is there, collage by iHanna.

We plan to run away - Collage no 88 by iHanna #365somethings2018 #poodles
We plan to run away, collage by iHanna.

Told to smile for the camera - Collage no 86 by iHanna #365somethings2018 #nofreedom
Told to smile for the camera, collage by iHanna.

Anybody but you - Collage no 85 by iHanna #365somethings2018 #collageart
Anybody but you, collage by iHanna.

Kind of carefree - Collage no 90 by iHanna #365somethings2018 #collageart
Kind of carefree, collage by iHanna.

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365 collages by iHanna in 2018 week 13 #365somethings2018

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Bonus: Feel free to leave me a comment on a previous week 13 of collages, from back when I did a 365 project in 2013, in case you don’t remember it or didn’t read my blog back then.

Please tell me below in the comment section which of these seven collages you like best – and why. I’d love to know what you like, or dislike, about these.

Inside myself is a place 
where I live all alone  - Pearl Buck Quote #alone #family #priority

Previously: Week 12: Freedom to Choose | Next up: week 14 | This project is part of my 365 Somethings 2018 and I call it 365 Collages by iHanna | Other Participants and Resources.

PS: Happy ICAD summer! Day 3 of ICAD process video is up on YouTube if you want to watch my third index card come together, first one blogged here already.

2 Responses

  1. hmmm, picking just 1 favorite is tough, i really like all of them, but if i had to choose one, i would say “Told to smile for the camera” for me, when i look at collage art, it always varies what in particular draws me in more than another piece, is it the colors, arrangement, focal point….? something usually stands out, something usually speaks to me and i like “it” the most. when i look at all of these pieces together, the little girl smiling makes me smile, so that is my favorite today! i also like the use of the bingo card and the word “sweet” lined up next to her….it fits perfectly!

  2. Oh, I truly love all of these and your story of how the inside does not always match the outside. And that is the essence of kindness, I think, to remember that we all have an inside place that may be hurting even though the outside place is smiling, and how it important it is to encourage one another! Sometimes the judgement of others can be so disheartening! Thank you for sharing your art vulnerably!

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