Today I wanted to put together a miniature collage postcard. The thing is – I just wanted to have fun. I didn’t want to think hard about it. I didn’t want to worry about if the words made sense or the images fit together. I just wanted to cut and paste and let what happens, happen. This piece is the result. I started by taking a colored piece of a page from a National Geographic and gluing it down. Then I found some words that intrigued me and glued those down. They were followed by pictures of bears (why? who knows!) and then a tree shape. I glued some words down and pulled them away leaving lettered shadows. Ultimately I gave it a wash of walnut ink. In the end it didn’t seem cohesive (what a shocker!) so I placed pieces of tracing paper over the surface. I actually like the end result. I think it has a rather asian feel to it though I can’t say why. Sure, I should be working on Emerging Cosmos, but I needed some time to decide what’s next. This just kept the creative juices flowing!