My daily art project for 2013 will be collage. My rules are simple: every day, make a collage and put the date on it. No other rules.
I'm on vacation for another week so I had to pack my supplies in advance. What I brought along was a pack of library card catalog cards, a scissors and a glue stick. I own approximately 3 million catalog cards, salvaged from two separate libraries that went to all-digital catalogs. They have been excellent art materials for some time, and I thought they would be the best choice to start out my new project.
For one thing, they're relatively small so I could carry them along easily. For another, they're relatively small so I wouldn't be faced with too much blank space to fill.
Collage is a technique that I have yearned to do for many years but for some reason have had a hard time accomplishing. Some big bundle of insecurity must be lurking a few layers down in my psyche, but I thought that attcking it head-on with a daily art project might be a good plan. Even so, you don't conquer your insecurities all at once, so I am starting small. I expect I may work larger as the year goes on, but not yet. Unlike last year's daily art project, in which all the bits got assembled into a single piece for display, I don't expect to glue, sew, bind or otherwise combine the daily collages.
I bought myself a present in preparation for this project: a date stamp. I think I may use it on the face of many if not all my collages, but if not, it will show up on the back
It won't win any awards, I guess, but I'm just starting. I'll have 364 others to practice with.