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28 Collages in 28 Days

"The day is the only unit of time that I can really get my head around. Seasons change, weeks are completely human-made, but the day has a rhythm. The sun goes up; the sun goes down. I can handle that."

-Austin Kleon

 

In his book, Show Your Work, author Austin Kleon says, "Building a substantial body of work takes a long time - a lifetime, really - but thankfully, you don't need that time all in one big chunk. So forget about decades, forget about years, and forget about months. Focus on Days" 

I really couldn't agree more. I want to build a body of work, but the task seems daunting. I'm learning to appreciate the value of developing a rhythm in your work - whatever work that may be. 

But I tend to overthink, and underestimate the value of working in increments. 

In the past year or so, I've discovered some tools and processes that frequently lead to me creating work that I enjoy. But I don't engage the process nearly enough.

To explore these my creative processes more consistently, I am commiting to creating 28 pieces of art in February.  

I look forward to see the power of working CONSISTENTLY in small increments. 

This is not necessarily a collage-a-day challenge (though hopefully it will end up being that).

I'll be updating every couple of days, and will show all of the work at the end of the month. 

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A body of work...

Would't that be nice?!?!!!

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