Home Again

6/24/2009 03:33:00 PM Posted In Edit This 7 Comments »
Well, our trip to and from Nashville was wonderful. We got to spend time with our wonderful grand baby at the zoo (just the 3 of us), while Ben and Sarah went out to lunch and to a movie. We had a great time, and it's so amazing how fast children grow and change. Clyde is truly a joy - he's sunny, funny, really cute, and so smart! .... OK, enough of the grandmotherly bragging.

Unfortunately I got sick when we arrived home, finally went to the doc on Monday to find out I have pneumonia. I guess that would explain my lack of energy and motivation to spend time here. I haven't done anything artistic for far too long (it's probably why I got sick! lol), but I thought I'd share another old trick of mine to use when I'm having trouble getting started on something.

I like to tear out pages from catalogs that have interesting colors, textures, patterns, etc. to keep in one of my stash drawers. I use my 1" square punch to cut out little squares that I then put together in various ways to form some sort of design. Often just manipulating the paper and moving it around frees my mind to move on to other projects. Here is an example of what I'm talking about.

7 comments:

Gina said...

Very cool idea...your color and shape collage is lovely.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nancy,

Sorry about the pneumonia!

Good idea about the squares of different images from magazines.

xoxo

maiaT said...

Hi Nancy,
Thanks for sharing this great trick.
I'm also having trouble getting started on something.
Your collage looks great, so I'm going to try something alike.

autumn's darkroom said...

Hope you feel better soon! I love the square puncher idea, I want one!

Leah said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been sick!

The squares make such a great collage!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Thanks for visting my blog. Sorry to hear about your illness. The square idea is a great idea.

christine said...

What a lovely technique — both contemplative and creative. Your collage is very nice!