Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast” – Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 5
That line came to me this morning as I was working happily in the studio way before daylight. The Queen in Through the Looking Glass was referring to how many things she could believe before breakfast, whereas I was reflecting on how many impossible things I get done almost every day before breakfast. Well, a lot of them would seem impossible anyway, to a normal person. But we artists aren’t normal after all, are we? I hope not.
I love the mornings when I’m up before dawn in the quiet of the studio. With my favorite painting music in the background, surrounded with paints, brushes, canvases, and beautiful papers, I’m in control of my life, even if only for a little while.
Creating collages using my gelli plate and a single DecoArt stencil is still very much
a fascination an obsession. Staying focused on this one project has enabled me to add several more exciting collages to this series. Instead of showing just a couple, I’m going to post all of the ones from this morning. First, four more that are decidedly part of the series:
And finally, a fun grid that I created the other day, made up of squares cut out of the same large sheet, using a 1-7/8″ paper punch. I’ve added bits of patterned prints to break up the design. This one was very time-consuming, but I was pleased with the result.