The Daily Paper Prompt, following on the heels of ICAD2, has been an inspiring resource for a discipline of creating and making and exploring my art each and every day. It's also more fun this way, as I live a very solitary and quiet Life. It lets me BE connected in a Very Real Way with others, and especially when I get to share what I have been up to.
This month of September, I have an intention to DO my DPPs on these 4 by 4 inch pieces of cardstock. Of course, NOT knowing what the daily prompts will BE, I am certain I will have to "punt" to make that intention hold.
Such was the case for DPP #32 with Repurposed Paper. I don't sew, don't have access to sewing materials or a machine, so I interpreted the prompt my own way. Actually, this is something I DO regularly, so I did it deliberately. I had a bunch of scraps of all kinds that I have been sifting and sorting all summer, so I did a BIG clearing-out to take 99% of it in for the kids' stash at the museum. Clearly repurposing on several levels!!
What I did DO that I can SHOW were these 4 little squares of strips, as described only shorter...
|Daily Paper Prompt #32 Repurposed Papers|
and without any stitching or stapling... It's fun to see the bits of the bigger bits I have ready for the kids' stash. I am quite sure I will use these, if only for backgrounds...
Daily Paper Prompt #33 with Lauren came with this invitation:
making a collage which incorporates *LOTS* of layers! Your layers can consist of different papers, images, ephemera, techniques (sewing, drawing, writing, folding, beading), media (ink, paint, mist, gesso, charcoal, pastels), colors, ideas, artistic styles... in short, a "layer" can be anything you want! Don't worry about achieving a lovely end result, concentrate on the creative process, on trying at least one thing that's brand new to you, and-- especially-- on having ♥FUN♥!What ever was I going to DO on those weensie baby squares of cardstock!!??? NOT to worry, if nothing else this daily practise I've been at since 1 June 2012 has taught me the power of improvisation. So I dug deep into some of my older art, knowing that I had done something just like this and surprised myself at finding this:
|Daily Paper Prompt #33 *LOTS* of Layers|
Scanning it and photographing it, I discovered that I have some treasures in that box that I'd just considered old and NOT all that worthy of revisiting... I also learned more about the way my scanner and camera are similar but NOT the same. I'm pretty sure, too, that I will BE able to carry this over into getting more comfortable with Photoshop Elements.
Yet for Now I fiddled in Picasa, came up with a bunch of variations, and fulfilled Lauren's instructions. This was the first piece where I used layer upon layer of collage, paint, texture, stamps, stencils, soft pastels, and even oil pastels. And Now I have used Picasa. Who knew?!
Stay tuned... I am going to try to keep up with an every other day post. It's another form of Discipline for me to keep moving along, keep writing, and sharing.