January Cut – Collage Challenge
This January saw me complete 31 collages, for the third year running!
January Cut, my own personal collage challenge, began in 2015. It’s a challenge I set myself to ensure I had a productive and creative start to the year. January 2017 saw me, perhaps slightly foolishly, take up the challenge again.
My collages are created using papers that I’ve printed different textures onto with printing inks. I then cut up these papers and assemble and layer them in different ways. It’s a pretty simple process, but it’s quite unique and a therapeutic way to create work.
As with everything, there were good days and… not so good ones. The good days were when ideas came to me early, when I had a plan, when I knew what I was doing. Not so great days were ones where I was out of the house all day, when I was unwell or when work hadn’t gone well and I didn’t have a creative ounce left in me. These days I had to dig deep to share something positive with the world.
The content of the collages varied, featuring places I’d visited, what I’d been up to that day or what I’d had for dinner!
Here’s a selection of my favourites from the month, including day to day things, trips to Bath and Wales, day trips with friends and painting my bathroom – yes I was overly excited about this one!