I plan to continue with my Monday sketchbook collages but with a twist this year. I needed to change things up a bit so I challenged myself to work in a concertina style (Z-fold) this year. At the end of December, I cut 12 strips of paper and divided each one into 4 or 5 panels depending on the number of Mondays in that month. Below is the first panel of the first strip I created on January 2nd.
Below you can see the weekly progression.
At some point this year I'll figure out how I'm going to bind all the strips into one complete book.
How do you brighten your winter?
Since my outdoor garden will be sleeping for several more months I look to my indoor garden for some needed color. Each year I buy at least one amaryllis bulb. So easy to grow and they only require a little indirect light and a little water every once in a while.
The stages of growth are beautiful and amazing. Watching the stalk lengthen by what must be inches per day and then the bud easing into a fully blooming flower just never gets old.
Did you happen to see the amaryllis bulbs that were dipped in wax in the stores this year? I got one as a gift and talk about easy. No water required, just put it near a window and watch it do its thing.
Hi, I'm Kathy a collage, eco-print artist, and rust enthusiast who loves to teach and guide you along on your creative journey.