I’ve created most of my 2016 Experiments in Blue over the weekends of the past nine months; and then I try to post them each Monday that follows. Some weekends I have a lot of time for messing around in my studio, and I can make an entire painting in blues. Some weekends I’m traveling away from my studio and my experiments come to life in my sketchbook (which I mostly carry with me everywhere). Some weekends I literally have one hour and I make something super quick and easy. This past weekend fit into that category. I was away most of the weekend, too busy to make anything until last night. And, would’t you know it, last night I didn’t feel like drawing or painting, even something small.
“What if I mess around with some paper?” I thought to myself. So I dug into the boxes in my studio and pulled out all of the paper, both sold and patterned, that was mostly blue (and some fluorescent pieces for “pops”). And I set about creating a blue-themed cut paper design in my sketchbook, which you see pictured above.
I forgot how much I enjoy cutting and pasting paper into designs, something I used to do in my art practice all of the time. And it got me excited to get back into collage again.
Here’s to making more time for experiments, and the unexpected results that come from them.
Happy Monday, friends!