Today is the theme reveal day for the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
This will be my third time doing the challenge. (This morning I re-released the posts from the other two years.)
In 2015, I just gotten back from Laity Lodge in Texas and my posts more or less revolved around that experience.
In 2016, still grieving for my mother, I wrote posts about her, dementia, caregiving, and such.
For 2017, I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but struggled to find a label for it.
For some months now I have been playing with the art form of collage. I find children’s books that are in a state of disrepair, cut out the pictures, and make new pictures, mostly on cards.
I mailed a bunch out as cards to friends and family without scanning them to save the art, but now I scan what I make so I can remember.
At Christmas, I made a little picture for each family member that served as their place-card at the dinner table.
The more I do, the more I learn.
Cheap paints run. Note how blue Rabbit and the The Velveteen Rabbit are in their encounter in the lower right corner. The blue paint has just been a stinker for me. It ruined more pictures than I can say.
Cheap paper wrinkles when it’s glued. Some books have great pictures, but the paper is so cheap it’s almost not worth the time cutting the picture out.
Heavy glossy paper doesn’t glue well either. Pictures from pop-up books and the covers of coloring books just don’t want to stay stuck.
For April 2017, my A to Z Theme is Quirky Collage. A collage a day — plus words, because I find them inescapable.
Hope you enjoy!