Thursday, February 10, 2011

where does it come from?

See how mail art creeps into my journal?
It really is a great way to collaborate.
I was asked where I got my images for my collages from - the answer would read like a wiki page: postcards, mail art, magazines, ephemera, papers I collage, my own paintings and doodles, photographs I take, on and on and on.
Last week I wandered into a local coffee roaster and I LOVED their little catalog, yup, it ended up sewn into my latest crazy journal as a signature, and I am using it to write dreams into, a sort of journal within a journal.
When I need inspiration, I just grab some papers and play.
Or open up photoshop to my collage papers file, and choose a few and mess around. Something usually happens, and if not, I put on some music and dance a bit. . . . wait for the magic.
Like any practice, the more you create, the more you snap into the creating groove when you sit down to work.
It's really just finding the discipline to just do it every day.
Like Nike brilliantly says:

"I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired..." --Richard Wagner

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