Usually, my process for new work begins with a rough draft of an artist statement. Re-reading it as I work keeps me focused throughout the creation of the piece. The second step is to pull out and audition different raw materials --- cloth, paper, etc.
This morning I am working on a new series of collages inspired by this quote from Albert Camus:
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
The photo above shows the fabrics, prints and photographs that I am using as the backgrounds for these pieces. Once the backgrounds are finished and dry, I plan to add leaf prints. After that, who knows.