Cut + Paste Therapy #5

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
Coco Chanel


I've been enjoying my Monday/Tuesday gluing adventures sparked by the Glue it Tuesday challenge set forth by Aimee of Artsyville. The simplicity of color, image, text. Working with the pages like a magazine layout. These are glued into my 8 1/4 x 11 3/4" Clairefontaine Carnet de Voyage.

The idea was to work with aquas and greens and bits of yellow and orange. I find it easier to build collages when I have some goal for my image treasure hunt. I worked on this page before hearing news of the marathon bombings in Boston. A little lighter and fluffier.

As you can see, this page is centered around the color blue, veering a bit into greys and purples. I was sad about the bombings in Boston, one of my favorite places and after I glued the blue page I dripped random drops of Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay black india ink and made some marks with a calligraphy pen. It seemed right.

On these pages, pix/words from Japanese and Italian magazines, catalogs, Japanese washi paper, cuttings from the gelatin prints I made, hand painted papers, postage stamps. Marks with espresso, neocolors, pencils, pens  and alcohol inks.

See the earlier pages from this journal in Cut + Paste Therapy #1 and Therapy #2 and Therapy #3 and Therapy #4.