Monday, November 7, 2011

Taking a Break With Collage

I find even when I am deep into a creative project if I step away and do something else creative it breaks the pressure. I have been a little tired from writing so I did a little collage on Sunday. It really felt great to be playing with paper and glue again.

This is a page I did with a note that was left on my windshield by some friends. really easy. The cupcake is a tag from a local bakery. Pink paper is embellished with oil pastels.

These 2 pages had a green background from some excess paint from another project.

  I worked on them together but kept the pages separate. There is not much of the original green showing but the combination of colors seemed to please me.


I like using found things sometimes, I kept this tea bag package to use in a collage. Its fun doing that since when you look at the page in the future you will remember what you were doing when you had that cup of tea.

I bought myself this bracelet to use as a talisman for writing.  Its made out of old typewriter keys and has 3 charms that hang from it.  A typewriter, bottle of ink and a quill pen. Oh and the words spell manuscript. I was planning on making something but this fit the bill perfectly.  I was so glad I found it.

I hope you are having a good week.

Oh ps. I have had virtually no time to comment on blogs or even look at them.  I promise to start coming around again December.  I am missing all your wonderful posts,  but this month its just impossible to look and comment on blogs. I barely get around to making my own posts. I know you all understand but still wanted to let you know I am not ignoring you.


  1. I think it's good to take a little break from all that writing once and awhile. It is very draining to be so involved in the writing process during this month. I love that little bracelet!!!!
    Hugs and blessings and goodluck!

  2. I hope you are having fun with all your November activities, Kate. Love that you took the time for some journaling. Will be trying to get there myself !
    Take good care!

  3. The note from your friends is cute and makes a great journal page. Sometimes you just have to take a break from whatever you're doing and look at something else for awhile.

    That bracelet is perfect for you!

    Hugs to you and don't worry about comments. We know you're busy writing.

  4. Yes, I concur. It's difficult getting everything in; time for art and uninterrupted time for writing. Enjoy your posts.

  5. Love that bracelet! Posting on top of NaNoWriMo and doing collage too - that's enough right there, for anyone. Good luck on the writing, Kate. See you in December (that sounds like an old song of some sort, doesn't it? lol).

  6. It is always good to listen to your "inner self"... if you need a break that is okay.
    I am really enjoying your collage pages :]
    You will know when it is time to get back in the swing of things! Remember, be good to yourself . *hugs*


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