Limitations and Creativity
And how I'm connecting with my work again
Last week, I joined Sarah Dyer’s Zoom to draw from Map Crunch. If you don’t know what Map Crunch is, it’s like Google Maps meets Tinder. I’m not sure what the intended use is, but artists have been using it for drawing sessions like these.
I hadn’t given much thought to the materials I wanted to use so when the Zoom session rolled around, I decided to try collage and got to cutting. Here’s what I made:
They were ten and twenty minute collages respectively and I don’t know how I made them within the time limit. The session was a blur of paper scraps and stick glue. 😂
Making these collages on a time crunch was a challenge but a good one - I’ve been thinking about it days later. With a running timer, there was no time to overthink my decisions. I had to make choices and be okay with them, which is hard but also freeing for a recovering perfectionist like moi.
It’s also the first pieces of personal work I’ve made this year and even though I didn’t choose the images, I feel connected to them anyway.
I’m going to make more fun things for myself moving forward but for now, that’s all I’ve got for ya. I’ll be back with more collages and maybe even a post or two about the books I’m working on later this month? ✨)
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