While browsing some of my favorite art blogs, it became urgent that I create a page. Looking is not Doing!
This page was inspired by the prompt I saw here: "Do what you are afraid to do." I am afraid of 'messing up'. I sometimes place elements too carefully so as not to cover another element. I want to create with more abandon and freedom. For some reason for me that translates into fast, which is not altogether the method I am looking for. But it's a start. My vision is that collage and altered art is more expression, less precision.
For this layout, I began by covering the pages in paper scraps. Next came a couple of acrylic washes. More gluing. Stamping. Chalking. Stenciling. And finally fibers, ribbons and such. I intentionally avoided flourishes and buttons. Another fear to conquer--journaling. Since this piece has no focal point, I explained why in the journaling, thus making it the focal point. This page, as noted, was a very satisfying experience.