Now I Know Why Artists Make Journals
It’s Sunday, and yesterday was another great day in the studio making collage. Today I’m taking a much-needed day off. It’s raining, and raining, and raining some more, with high wind warnings and perhaps some hail later on. So that keeps me out of the garden. I keep looking over at the little basket of favorite collage materials, thinking I may not be able to resist again today.
All of this printing and collage making is creating an amazing stack of works on paper. I showed this picture a couple of months ago:
All of them are very respectable pieces. I do have my favorites, of course, and probably will end up editing the collection, using some parts to incorporate into new pieces.
So what does one do when more quantity isn’t necessarily a good thing? Art journals, of course! I have resisted the temptation, but may have to give in to it.
About the above collage: It’s made from pieces of gelli plate prints and an old etching.