This past week I was able to create a variety of collages - for challenges (see here for a look at them), for ATCs and for ICAD. You will notice that the backgrounds are mostly gelli papers.
Here are some of the creations:
We are nearing the end of the 2month ICAD challenge. It has been fun - although I was not as adventurous as some people. I love collage and stuck to that mostly. I have decided to continue for August and to try some new mediums and techniques. I want to challenge myself more.
(My printer is not working right now so my words are written rather than typed!)
(The above quote comes from Catherine Porter, a reporter for the Toronto Star, who was inspired by the many people she met and interviewed who had gone through hardships and disasters.)
The first project was a flower mandala for a shape swap:
A snail mail swap:
An inchie swap - zen flowers:
I have started this past week to work through 2 books:
"Inner Excavation" by Liz Lamoreaux
"12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women" by Gail Meekin
I have finished reading 2 chapters in both and am using a journal to respond to prompts in both books. They actually work quite well together. Effy Wilde is hosting a book study of "Inner Evacuation and it is quite helpful - although they started several weeks ago.
Digging deep, looking at the layers that make each of us seemed to be something I needed to do at this stage of my life. I have retired from teaching but not sure the path I want to take forward.
Here are parts of my responses for Chapter 1 in both:
I also started a new blog this week - as a help in my journey to healthier living. I have 2 posts and I am hoping the accountability factor will spur me on. Come visit.