Bits and Pieces
It takes very little to make me happy. Some of the things that make me positively giddy are Papers! As I’ve said before, I am in love with papers. The sheer variety of handmade, hand painted, and found papers is dazzling. And as my stash grows, they become more and more fun to look through and admire.
But now I’ve discovered a new addiction — gorgeous bits! You see, when I’m creating a collage I can’t throw away my trimmings if they contain anything of interest at all. In fact, these little bits are just what I need sometimes to add an unexpected little jolt of color or interest to a collage that might need something extra. So I keep my little bits in little plastic zipper bags, and they accumulate, and accumulate, and . . . well you get the idea.
Today was another one of those beautiful days to be out on the screened porch doing collage. I started with several pieces of some freshly-painted papers. For the collage shown below, the colors are a little brighter than I would normally use in an abstract landscape collage, but they were so delicious that I just had to try it. And the trimmings from that collage went into my little bag of gorgeous bits for future use.
My collage . . .
. . . and more trimmings to add to my “bits.”