After creating over 100 collages during March, and launching 33 of them as the PURE JOY collection in April, I jumped back into creating one-collage-a-day in May.
HOWEVER, I got off to a bit of a rough start.
As odd as it sounds, I suddenly couldn’t remember HOW to start a collage.
So instead of creating, I spent hours studying pictures of sold collages from the PURE JOY and SPACIOUSNESS collections, reminding myself how they were created, or more precisely…
How I STARTED them.
To me this was completely bizarre because I KNOW how to create a collage. However, because I took a 3-week creating hiatus to focus on launching PURE JOY, I had forgotten where to start, and felt totally blocked, AGAIN.
After a ton of deliberation, I wrote down these simple steps…
- Put timer on for 20 minutes
- Tear and place images that contrast with one another
- Glue the images with matte medium
- Leave collage alone for 1+ days
- Add final collage elements and paint that tie everything together
This written reminder was the jump start I needed to create 11 collages in less than a week. What a relief!
Some are “sellable”, others not so much. However by creating FAST, I can usually bypass my critical mind and stay in the flow of allowing a higher power to create through me. Whether it is “good” to others is none of my business. My focus is on being IN JOY as I create, regardless of the ultimate outcome. And when all else fails, I remind myself that I created over 100 to get 33 for the PURE JOY collection, so a “bad” collage is part of the process of finding the ones that will ultimately turn into a collection.
Don’t stop creating, EVER, even when super busy with other art biz projects. Even 15 minutes a day keeps me in a connected flow, (hopefully) avoiding the feeling of being blocked in between collections.
My newest collection (still untitled) is scheduled for release in July 1, assuming I follow my inner wisdom and continue creating one collage a day!