Thursday, June 16, 2011

When in doubt, collage

Last night, while the rest of the state of Massachusetts was watching the Bruins win the Stanley Cup, I could neither sustain enough interest in hockey to watch the game, nor relax enough to go to sleep without knowing the outcome. I hadn't made my index card of the day yet, and I wasn't feeling inspired. I smeared some paint around, but it wasn't satisfying. I thought I might be too tired to create, but in a last attempt, I pulled out the scrap basket and mod podge and started slapping things down.

Just like that, I was completely awake, engaged and absorbed.

The more I work on the index cards, the more I really like the size. Often my journal pages just feel too big. I don't know how to fill them and make them balanced and cohesive. When I paint or collage a larger piece I only fall in love with it after I cut it up into smaller bits. Tonight was the first time I started on the smaller scale and I really enjoyed it. (I've tried to create "inchies" but that's just TOO small. I can cut a larger piece into 1 inch squares but I haven't enjoyed starting with a blank one inch square.)

So my index card love grows. I'm so glad I joined this challenge - thanks to all my fellow ICAD participants for your kind comments here and on flickr.

6 comments:

  1. Love the turquoise blues, always my favorite and all those layers, great. Bruins, yah, yawn, me too! xox Corrine

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  2. Love this mini-collage! So many shades and textures to look at, great job.

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  3. Beautiful blues - I love the depth you have created, as deep as the sea. Look forward to seeing more of your ICADs

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  4. blue is my favourite colour, and this card is beautiful

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  5. Hi Karen...nice to meet you...this is a great collage!! Happy Index Card making!

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