I did this collage a couple of days ago. Collaging is new to me and I just love it. Every spare moment (and some not-so-spare) is spent painting, gluing, ripping or searching for something to paint, glue or rip.
I bought a little plastic spirograph type set at the dollar store. I was trying out all the little wheels and that's what the glob i nthe middle is. My son even doodled some faces in the bottom right-hand corner and then for some reason I started painting over it. I know..it's like the ones I said creeped me out. lol But now it doesn't. I can't explain that. I am particularly loving the little one holding the flowers (flowers that I got from ArtbyChristi off Ebay). The wings are cut from this great ribbon I got in a grab bag at ACMoore.
This new passion for collage feels like a gift from heaven. I get so wrapped up in it that I lose track of time. I needed it. My life has been kind of yucky lately and I really think this has helped me keep my sanity and my heart. I am so very grateful. I guess we always get what we need when we need it if we're open to it and aren't always trying to figure out what we need ourselves.
At first I felt I was wasting too much of my art time because I couldn't think of a theme or something for so long but then I read some advice from a collage artist who said to just start ripping paper and putting it down and let it become what it wants to be. I've been doing that and it's amazing what just "happens."
I feel like a good little recycler too because I'm using up all the junk mail and everything! Everything, everything has CP (Collage Potential).
Have a great day everyone.