Several years ago I signed up to get emails about Randal Plowman's Collage a Day Project. He made a collage every day, posted them online and sold them very inexpensively (starting at $25). I was impressed and thought "I could try that, but ... ". I didn't try it.
Last year I really enjoyed following iHanna's 365 collages project on her blog. Her work has an amazing sense of color and joy! Again I thought "Yeah, I could try that but ...".
Well I bought Randal Plowman's excellent book (The Collage Workbook) and tried the 5 minute collage exercise. I loved it!
So this year I'm declaring the Year of the Collage! I starting out with 3x5 images, 5 minute collages. I want to make it really easy so the project isn't too time consuming or overwhelming. I don't watch football, but I'm seeing an image of a newborn piece of collage and I'm carrying it down the field to the goal. While running I'm dodging and jumping the opposing team: my brain, technique, art school training and fear that I will suck. I can do this, I can do this! I just have to keep moving really, really fast. Its pretty amazing how much you can do in 5 minutes.