creative process

Shelves filled with opportunities

I recently wrote a post about my thoughts about decluttering, ephemera, and collections. If you visit the studio, you’ll be greeted by two parrots, full bookshelves, and a wide variety of supplies. This studio is not a blank-slate…it is a bower bird’s eclectic space meant to stimulate curiosity and creativity (which seems appropriate, since these birds are described as being “bright as crayons”).

What collections are essential to your creative practice?

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Things we carry with us each day contain little surprises, little moments of beauty.

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The most interesting part, the most aesthetically pleasing part may not be the image at might be the edges. 

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Where does one color come up against another?

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Where do the textures create visual interest?

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...even stray threads or worn down edges...

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When I'm working on a single page, I am not thinking about what came before or what comes next...

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...but later, reflecting back, context provides all sorts of interesting areas to explore...

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...and then, I close the book and move on to the next thing.

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