My New Challenge
(like I needed something else to do)
|Accordion Book with today's collage work|
I seem to be on some kind of a tangent lately that I am just
wanting needing to try new things and expand how I'm thinking in terms of artwork. I took a Mixed Media and Encaustic class about a week ago and now I am undertaking a 6 week collage class.
Today was the first class - just once a week at the Kirkland Art Center. The teacher is Larry Calkins who I love because he makes me think way outside of my own personal comfort zone. And, I will tell you that its good to be outside the lines.. I'm finding that I'm tapping into a creative space that I only dreamed existed.
Our assignment? Cut - cut out stuff and put together an accordion book with 8 pages. Each page is to incorporate the corresponding amount of elements - Page 1 = 1 element, Page 2 = 2 elements, etc. Well, I only got to 6 - but what a mind bender. Thinking of composition, placement, narrative... wow, there's a lot to this. I cut a lot and used a few - 7 and 8 I hope to finish before next week - when we are to bring "something" to collage on - like a mailing envelope or... well, I'm not sure yet, but I have a week to figure it out.
|Page 1 - 1 Element|
|Page 3 - 3 Elements|
|Page 4 - 4 Elements|
|Page 5 - 5 Elements|
|Page 6 - 6 Elements|