Monday, September 15, 2008

Making Paper Collages

For a while I’ve been pursuing finding a craft that I can actually handle on a regular basis. Crocheting went horribly wrong. Making stuffed mouse cat toys was a huge failure. I couldn't even get into coloring.

Lately, I’ve been working on more paper collages, which I guess could be called paper crafts. I’ve been making them from magazines, using scissors and a glue stick, and it’s something I can actually handle.

I don’t know if it’s the cutting action, but I actually feel better doing them. It’s like a mild level of distraction and I don’t need a lot of focus. Most of them are migraine focused, so I can take out some of my frustration on them.

I've also discovered that people actually put their collages in things called art journals.

Here is a cool article about it. How to Collage in Your Art Journal.

And here is my favorite collage that I've made so far.


Christy said...

Too bad they're imaginary. But what if I just start labeling all my snacks "pain-free," will they act as a placebo?
As always, I enjoy your art and thanks for sharing it with us.

deborah said...

looks just yummy.. what a great idea.

Jaymi said...

Just add water! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Jasmine said...

Hahaha, I like this a lot :)