Sunday, January 20, 2008


#9 - Collage Challenge
Originally uploaded by m.Lee
Well, I've completed my first week of the Collage a Day challenge that Magic Jelly set up and I am quite proud of myself. As is typical of me I have done more than one a day, and only missed once when all I did was cut a ton of paper. I get carried away by things and can only pull myself away when I absolutely have to. If it wasn't for blee I would probably have twenty or thirty by now! I think the day I ended up skipping was Thursday when I was feeling light headed and super sick. I'm feeling better now but I do need to go to the doctor to get checked out for anemia. But I more than made up for the lost day.

It was hard at first even though I have been using elements of collage in my ACEOs for a couple of months now. I wanted to push myself father and do even more with it and incorporate as many mediums as possible without cluttering the pieces.

Unlike some people I didn't put any time, medium or size constraints on myself. I figure that I am new enough to collage that just doing it is a challenge enough for me. Plus it is really hard for me to keep track of time. Not only do I get lost in projects but I do most things not in one sitting. Like right now I have a box filled with cut paper elements similar to what are in this piece. Because one night I got to cutting shapes and couldn't stop for hours. I have various book pages including a dictionary that is over thirty years old and belonged to my mother, washi and old block prints of mine.

If you are interested in seeing my set and the group set they are on Flickr. I highly recommend the group as there is some awesome and inspiring stuff to be found there. I feel like I can do almost anything at this point! *roar*

I'm far from done. Not only am I going to keep up with collage but I am going to keep up with the one a day challenge hopefully for the rest of the month.

I also have a personal goal of doing art, anything really from sketching, carving, cutting paper to printing, daily for the entire year. I'm pretty much doing it already so it shouldn't be a problem. I mean I can always find time to fill a sketchbook page with random doodles at the very least. I have much to do in 2008.


Ma Regina said...

I love your work and this one is fantastic: colors, composition... all!
kisse and a nice week for you

High Desert Diva said...

Blog love takes me to the most interesting places...
I've found another new favorite
beautiful work

Cicada Studio said...

These new projects are really something- you're on a roll! Hope blee starts taking 3 hour naps soon so you have more time to work :)

Hobocamp Crafts said...

the colors are just so gorgeous!

m.Lee said...

Thank you all so much for the vital and encouraging feedback. I really am having a lot of fun with it.

blee is sleeping in today so I am going to get some work done between checking on her every five minutes. She ate soooo much last night!

Karen Beth said...

Love your collages and love that you are doing art everyday for the whole year. (Do you know about the Art Everyday Challenge Blog?)

Jodie Hurt said...

The collage you posted here is my favorite of the work you've done so far. Can't wait to see what the rest of the month brings...I think you're onto something wonderful!

m.Lee said...

As in ever?

My pure woodblock prints are off in the corner crying right now. ;)

Jodie Hurt said...

Nonono...just the ones for the collage a day challenge. Give your pure woodblock prints a hug for me and tell them I'm sorry for making them cry. :P