365 Somethings #77-83

“Luck is not chance, it's toil;
fortune's expensive smile is earned.”
Emily Dickinson


 

"unfocused week"

fabric, japanese papers, hand-painted papers, found text, map, accounting paper, patterned cardstock, playing card

"Annie's mood disaster"

fabric, japanese papers, hand-painted papers, found text, map, accounting paper, patterned cardstock, playing card

"another balloon"

fabric, japanese papers, hand-painted papers, found text, map, accounting paper, patterned cardstock, inked paper, playing card

"yielded less"

fabric, japanese papers, hand-painted papers, found text, patterned cardstock

"an invisible warning"

fabric, japanese papers, hand-painted papers, found text, map, accounting paper, patterned cardstock, paint chip

"badly broken"

fabric, japanese papers, hand-painted papers, found text, patterned cardstock, form, paint chip, ticket stubs, inked paper

"look sullen"

fabric, japanese papers, hand-painted papers, found text, map, patterned cardstock, inked paper, photo of daughter's painting, tokyo subway map, number stamps

It seems counter-intuitive that the more I do, the more ideas I have. But that is the reality of these little collages.

I remember feeling this way when I first started drawing mandalas. Each mandala, like each stitched collage, is a challenge. These cards are made with tiny squares and rectangles of paper and fabric. The cards are 3x5" so the first card has 32 tiny pieces attached.

Just got an email from a reader concerned about my found text this week! So I went back and read the little found text on this collection and so funny that they ARE indeed sort of dark! But I'm not in a dark mood at all {that's quite rare for me}. I think it's more that my snarkiness and dark humour come out in my word choices {and definitely on Twitter}. I'm not so snarky here, it just comes out in little blips elsewhere!