Working It Out
Sometimes design answers come unexpectedly, and when that happens, it is an unbelievable feeling. I spent a week in Asilomar & Monterey last March, and it was an amazingly relaxing and inspirational vacation. Ever since I returned home, I knew I wanted to create a series of artwork about this area of California. Since March I have struggled to come up with a design idea that would capture all of this in a way that was meaningful to me and did justice to the experience. Yesterday, as I created the page above in one of my sketchbooks, it suddenly came to me exactly how I wanted to create this series of collages, and I am excited to get started on them. They are going to be collages in a "postcard" format --- incorporating writings from my journal, photographs of the scenery, sketches, and topped off with a postage stamp. Problem solved thanks to a warm-up collage in a sketchbook!