Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Creative Conversation: Finding Your Voice

I signed up for Bridget Benton's on-line class: The Creative Conversation: Finding Your Voice.  She wrote a book titled The Creative Conversation and we'll work through some of the exercises in the book as well as other projects.

Here are a couple of collages. The first was created using images that appealed to me, the second was created using images that I didn't like as much.

Notice that I chose the brighter colors, some contrasting colors and natural or soothing subject matter.

The images I wasn't fond of were more muted, more orange-y brown and had bizarre subject matter: a tattooed dog, eyeless samurai creatures, skeletons, insects.  However, I can't help but notice that this collage is pretty interesting.  There's a lot going on here.

I've never been crazy about magazine collage because it reminds me of kid stuff and it would be hard to create "fine" art from the materials.  However, I can see that it would be helpful in designing a piece and it is also easy, fun and cheap!