Ok, my next collage is going to be based on s l o w i n g d o w n! I can't remember the last time I didn't have something to do. I managed to finish all but one of my overdue projects and it seems like that as soon as I get caught up it's time to start the current month's projects. I am also registered in a class that begins on Monday for the week 9-4 pm. The instructor is Martha Cole - the subject - "The Painted Book". I decided to look into renting a U-Haul in order to transport ALL OF THE SUPPLIES her list contains. Here's the link to the list if you have an hour and nothing else to do. But before the day of packing, there is prework to do. I have learned from experience I don't work well creatively in a class setting and so I'm going to do my best to take some pressure away from rushing through the book in order to have it finished at the end of the week. Maybe that will also prove to be a way to encourage my muse to show her face and perhaps sit on top of and smother my inner critic...whose presence is never missed.
I have considered a few different topics and spent several hours reading over the week on the internet. Always inspired by any work from Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, I began there. First shock was to learn that Thoreau's Waldon's Pond was actually contained within Emerson's property and wasn't a remote, secluded wilderness area as I had always assumed it to be. Now, again, this is googled information so reader beware. What I also learned was Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was remotely inspired by Emerson. So apart from me having an interest in existentialism, I was quite delighted to learn that each of the 3 'minds' I chose to focus on were all acquainted with one and other. And since all roads lead back to Emerson, that eliminated the other two candidates....hmmmm...Leaves of Grass does bring up so many visuals...may change my mind yet again.
Another idea I had considered and again spent hours 'toying with' was the notion of visualizing Cognitive Distortions. It also proved to lead me down several different internet alleys where at the end of the searching, I think I was no further ahead than when I started.
So here I am, writing a blog post, still in a bit of a kerfunkle about the topic. Maybe google Kerfunkle - much like a kerfuffel but a little funkier.
Below, a selection of digital collages I either created this week, or I've yet to post. Much lighter than reading the above.
First, from one of Tangie Baxter's new packs and play on Dali's famous ROSE -
|"SirUNreal" - 12 x 12 digital collage|
Image Credits: Dali - www, Tangie Baxter - NEW Gee that's Swell at Scrapbookgraphics.com
|Crazy Daddy-0 - 5 x 8 inch digital collage|
Image Credits: Charlie Chaplin from Doctor Macro and the balance from Tangie Baxter's Gee That's Swell.
Moving right along - on to Tumble Fish Studio images...
"Team Work" - 5 x 7 inch digital
Image Credits: Tumble Fish Studio for all images with the exception of the scuba figure from Bouguereau.
Below, I combined one of Tumble Fish Studio's new images from Lovely Lya which will be available any day, along with Tangie Baxter's My Fairy Friends
|"A Bird in Hand" - 4 x 8 inch digital collage|
and finally, using new stock from MizzD Stock - "Medieval Child" along with another new batch from Tangie Baxter - Fairy Friends Vol. 3
"Magic"This is Ida's (MizzD Stock) daughter...now age 4
I can't promise, but I am going to try to consistently provide direct links under each collage in the image credit section for those of you who may be interested in purchasing any of the images that I work with on the various Creative Teams. It's much easier for readers as well as for me so I don't have to respond to the emails wondering where to find a particular image. Sounds like a plan?
Thanks again for reading and an even BIGGER thanks to those of you who take the time to leave me a comment or feedback...and non-art friends and even FAMILY hint.hint...I know you're reading.