On this drizzly New England morning, when the clouds are heavy and grey, get out those glue sticks. It’s the perfect day for ‘Cut and Paste’. Why wait for a winter storm to snow you in? Let’s call this first Thursday in October ‘Garden Collage Day.’ Get visual with what you want in your outdoor space.
What’s needed? A collection of your favorite garden magazines accompanied by a willing spirit to start clipping what inspires you. There’s always Pinterest or other online garden candy for gathering some awesome images, too. And if you need a zippy refresher course on making poster board collages, turn off the smartphones or whatever other electronic devices are getting in your way. You can peruse an ‘Annie Archive’ written last winter to inspire you and give you some additional design clues. http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2012/01/collage-to-live-by.html
So rather than watch an old flick or rerun on TV this evening, find that quiet space mentioned in yesterday’s post and then clip, paste and create! As the famous French filmmaker, Robert Bresson once said, “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” You are the artist of your outdoor space!
P.S. For any folks not stuck in the damp and grey, get out and enjoy your outdoor space and snip some pictures of your current garden area for a creative facelift on a rainy day! This collage activity can also work for an apartment balcony or an indoor sunny space.
Image to help you set up your collage ‘cut and paste’ space by Ann Bilowz
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