Since I am a full time studio artist, I have to make art every day. Sometimes, I work in fabric, sometime I paint, and sometimes I work in my collage artist book.
I find collage very challenging since it's all about composition and value. So some days, it comes easy and other days, not so much. But I force myself to complete at least one 2-page spread in my collage book every day. I find this makes me hone my skills and eventually, I come out with a spread I like.
I also work throughout the book, adding bits and pieces, without an idea of what the finished spread will look like. It's kind of like not facing a blank page when you start.
I don't know if this spread is finished but I'm liking it so far.
If you want to discover how to make collage papers and also to compose in your own sketchbook, I highly recommend Robyn McClendon's YouTube videos. She is a wonderful teacher and so generous about teaching her techniques.
Remember, not every day is a good day for making art but making art every day is essential for your spirit and growth. As Nike says "just do it"!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!