My favourite colour is purple. I like most colours, except that I'm not too fond of yellow. I'm a teacher, a student, a wife and a step-mom to four young adult-ish kids. My favourite room is my craft room. I like to play with photography, paper, scrapbooking, book and card making. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Can I do a Collage-A-Week in 2011?

I've been inspired by browsing through some artist blogs. One blog I follow, One A Day, is terribly inspiring. She makes me want to stop whatever I am doing RIGHT THEN and try something she suggests. So yesterday when I was talking about starting a blog, I also told him that I would like to to try more collage in 2011. Jo Reimer makes a collage a day. I know that's not real for me. But how about one a week? I found a smallish spiral journal on my shelf, just waiting for a purpose. Spiral is good for collage, because it can expand comfortably. Like yoga pants. But that's another issue.

Last night I found a new journal too. On my shelf. Waiting for a purpose. So I wrote down some goals. Not for the year. That's not real for me. For the next day. Which was today. And then, because I'm kind of a nerd, I check them off when I accomplish them. So today I already accomplished 4 out of 7 goals. And it's still early in the evening. I still have some time to get to the homework.

One of my goals was to make a collage. So I collected some things. Today I went to the gym and bought a three month membership and then worked out. I kept the wrist band because I wondered if it would work in my collage. It was full of smiley faces. I also tore out some of the gold foil wrapping paper that was around his Purdy's chocolates. I was sad to come to the end of my Islands calendar, which had colour pictures everyday for 2010 of beautiful islands from around the world. I pulled some of those that reminded me of our recent trip to Hawaii. I had a brochure that showed fish we snorkelled with in Kona and the Puna coast. Because really, what else was I going to use it for? There was some beautiful textured red paper that I liked and some collage gift tags I made last year, and then finally, some blue paint chips that I used to pick the colour for my craft room.

I call it 'endings and beginnings'. There are things on there that represent my last days of 2010 as well as the first days of 2011. It's not perfect, it was kind of rushed, but I like it. A little bit of colour for today.


  1. JOAN!! This is so exciting. I love this and look forward to following your creative work. Maybe I'll even be inspired to try journaling again once I learn more from you.

  2. I can't wait to see all your collages... I would totally be over every week for collaging if I could! *sigh*

  3. It's a learning process, this collage stuff. I am having fun.