I'm going through an unusual creative surge thanks to a long to-do list full of things that have nothing to do with creating art or binding books. Nothing works like procrastination to get other things done!
(vintage photo, old book pages, cut up text, various papers, ceramic beads, sewing thread, linen thread, board, glue)
8,3x7,6x0.7cm / 3.3"x3"x0.3"
We've had some gorgeous summer days here (and some cold days sprinkled in between), and my studio has turned into a sauna where everything that shouldn't be sticky is sticky and glue dries way too fast. I try to work late at night when things have cooled down a bit, since having a fan running in the daytime isn't an option when there are tiny cut up bits of text everywhere.
Lots of cutting up of old books has taken place lately, as it's something I can do even when I have just a moment of free time, and I've been more than happy to stretch those moments for longer than necessary. The cutting mode goes hand in hand with the ideation mode, and now I have a selection of rearranged text excerpts / words waiting to be paired with a collage idea. This is the first piece resulting from this creative burst, and I instantly knew just the girl I wanted to match with these words when they came off the pages. The photo is just an inch wide and the whole collage is a bit larger than my palm. Good things come in small packages!
Thanks for stopping by for this Mixed Media Monday post! Have a creative week!