I've also been cutting collage elements out of books a bit like of a fiend. Cutting has become my meditation, and I spend many nights on the couch happily adding cut images to my boxes of collage fodder.
I also joined one of the numerous painting challenges on Instagram, so I've been painting most days, too. I no longer see challenges as something I need to adhere to strictly. After all, it's for me, and no one else. So I make them work for me. Meaning, if I need to take a break for a day or two and then get back to it, no problem. I'm still doing the challenge and my intent is intact.
The paintings you see here are what I did this week for the challenge. I have another piece in process, but needed to step away from it for a couple days.
Additionally, this week I pulled out another handmade journal, a "junk" journal made with different sized papers of a wide variety: magazine pages, early sketchbook collages of mine, handmade papers, etc. And I started collaging in that, too, although I've not yet photographed the one spread I've done thus far.
This art journal looks like it'll be a hybrid of my current ephemera-based collages, and my earlier, more modern art-architectural collages from a few years ago. In fact, the first image here, above, although done in a Midori insert, is a bit of a precursor to the hybrid style.
If I continue to be as productive as I was this past week, I might start posting twice a week again.
The weather has definitely changed. I can't believe what a short summer we had here, and now it's autumn. I needed an extra blanket last night, and this morning the heat came on by itself. There's snow predicted for the Sierra Nevada this weekend, many inches of it. Although that won't impact us here on the North Coast, it should definitely put a damper on forest fires still burning.
Have a good week. Enjoy the autumn equinox. xx