Wanna know the tool I've been using most often lately, and have found most indispensable?
It's not my trusty brayer, or my sharpest scissors, or some fancy gimmick.
A humble piece of cardboard with a 3x5" hole in it.
Every night I sit down to create my index card collage, and as I push my bits of paper this way and that trying to find a nice composition.....
Laying this frame on top makes everything become very clear:
And what starts as a pile of scraps quickly becomes the finished 3x5 collage.
Here are my other index cards from this week:
I'll be taking the ICAD show on the road for the next 5 days as we drive south to spend time with family. You can bet I'll be packing my trusty cardboard.
In the meantime, I've been interviewed by the wonderful Amy Hood for issue four of her "Art Together" zine! The zine became available for sale a few days ago, and Amy has an excerpt of my interview on her website today.