Monday, 4 May 2009

Filling all these blank books

I'm back to blogging after my week off. I had a great trip out west to Colorado and New Mexico, then came home and moved the next day. I've finally emptied enough boxes to justify doing things like blogging, not mention binding books.

Since the journal I brought with me is buried somewhere, I've decided to devote this week's posting to something I am trying to do more of these days and that's collage. On some trips in the past I've done little collages while traveling using ephemera I pick up along the way. The key tool needed is a glue stick, but also handy is a small pair of scissors. Sometimes I've used things like a brochure from an exhibit I've really liked, or just random things that feel like that particular place. (Sugar packets, stamps, used metrocards, even money.)

Whenever I see a book by Nick Bantock I wish I would collage more. (This is one of my faves.) Check him out for limitless inspiration. Have some great photos of collages you've done with ephemera you've gathered? I'd love to see, just share the link in the comments section.

1 comment:

CinderLisa said...

This is something I've been interested in for a long time, too! I have pencilboxes full of clippings of things... I really should get a move on this. Great post!