I have stacks of journals and books that I am wanting to work in. Last night, I found some time to play with a simple self portrait.
There is always time for a simple collage that can be used as a "tip in" page.
A "tip in" page is something that can be added to a completed book or one that is in the process of being worked. These tip in pages are kept in a box and sometimes I will have enough to bind and make an entire book or journal.
So here is my "tip in" tip - keep a small box of materials handy and if you find a few minutes, try making a simple collage that can be added and worked on when there is more time. Keep these little collages in a box so they can be found easily and added to a project.
Yesterday, I was all over the place working in paper and fabric. This is the start of another page in the fabric journal I am working in.
Often when I am sorting through fabric or picking things up, I will find a composition that I like. But I find if I set it aside, things get lost or by the time I take it to the sewing machine, I forget the layout of fabric.
Here is another tip:
Take a digital photo of the composition and put the photo on the computer and that way you will have a reference to placement of materials, whether it is fabric or paper.
Don't forget to look at things from different directions. In the end, I flipped the fabric and liked the flower that is emerging.