I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how I had been feeling a little stale with my daily collage project -- and maybe I'm allowed/expected to be after 21 months -- so I changed the rules for the fourth quarter of 2014. And three weeks in I've noticed that indeed my attitude has improved, that my art is looking a bit different and that I like it.
The new rule was that each collage would have to include something that I have drawn, painted, printed or otherwise added with a pencil, pen, brush or other marking implement.
old style: narrative -- what's happening here?
Here are a couple of my recent pieces that seem to have a new aesthetic. I think the new rule will get me through to the end of the project still regarding it as a joy rather than a job.
new style: abstract