Saturday, October 14, 2006

Morning Collage

I recently came across Keri Smith's website and was inspired by her "Morning Collage" exercise that she does daily. I thought it was a great way to train myself to do something artistic everyday...you know before the busy-ness of the day sets in and you find you have run out of time and/or energy to pick up a brush, paint, paper or glue. The pages are small...mine are only 4 x 6. It usually takes only 30 minutes or sometimes an hour if things are flowing as easily. I don't put much thought into it before I start. I just let the pages evolve as I go along. Very freeing! I work on these pages as soon as I get up, in my PJ's, before I do anything else. And I have noticed that my whole outlook on the day is improved since I started doing this. You can see Keri's morning pages here. Another artist who does something just as inspiring is Marieke Berghuis and you can see her work here.


2 comments:

PJ said...

Hey, I read Kari's as well! Luv your pgs! I tried to do my first 30 days...I think I stopped after about 8 days..I wish I could stick!

Norah's said...

What a nifty thing to do and yours are great. I feel so weak in collage, I should try this but I would have to get up a little earlier. Maybe I should.
Sharon

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