Saturday, February 21, 2009


As I travel on my journey, I become aware of new and exciting things that I am eager to try. My most recent exploration is in artistry. I have found so many interesting artistic blogs and have read numerous books about collage, altered art and mixed media. I've never really considered myself an artistic person, though I've always had a remarkable interest in crafts. Are crafts different than art? I'm sure not. I have always thought of myself as a writer. I am often sought out to word things for others, write a letter for this one, a speech for that one. I guess it could go hand-in-hand, writing and art, writing as an art.

I've opened a new door. Below is my first attempt at collage. I kinda like it. I know I truly loved making it and I'm enjoying looking at it. And now I'm sharing it with you.

The image on the left was for the February Mind Wide Open challenge, but I was too chicken to submit it. The collage on the right I made last night standing at my kitchen counter. It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to doing more. It is so liberating to find another thing that I love to do. My list gets longer and longer.


Connie said...

I've been wanting to do some collage sheets/books but have been too chicken and "ignorant" on how to do them, honey. Maybe I should just take the "leap" and DO IT!!

Tell Rachel I think she's gorgeous and miss her comments.


Kim's Cottage said...

How creative you are! They're lovely!

I know this is going to sound ignorant, but I've never done them so I wonder...are they on books, like photo albums or scrapbooks? Or do you frame them?


Joy said...

Look at you! You should absolutely have entered that at Mind Wide Open! Both piece are terrific. :o)

Kay said...

You areally are a creative genius, Joyce. I am so impressed!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That turned out so nice!!!

M ^..^

KarenHarveyCox said...

These came out beautiful and you should have submitted that one to Mind Wide Open. Next time. I have been an artist forever, but I prefer crafting. I just like the way crafters want to share their work and techniques and encourage us all to create.

Kelly said...

Hi. I found your blog through "Verbena". I used to live in RPB. Small world huh?

Rhondi said...

Great collages. I did one in fabric which turned out pretty well.

Anni's Art said...

Don't bee chicken to submit your work too the challenges on Mind Wide Open, your collage is wonderful.