one . day . simply


torn papers . frayed fabric . cast aside pieces . call to me
inspiration takes form on 3 inch by 3 inch paper

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a snip of an ivory doily found languishing upon a thrift store shelf
becomes a part of this piece yet any medium works together
photos . paint . magazines . wood . wire . nature . words

1day3.jpg

3 x 3 collage can be a gentle escape for a busy life . it takes little time with no real rules
yet is small enough not to overwhelm you or your space


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I encourage you to try this soon . maybe even today
work with what you have . in your own style
snap a photo and post a link at the truly exciting

Inspiration Studio

where we can gather to share and inspire
and today may it be one square at a time


inspiration-studio

32 comments:

Country Girl said...

What a wonderful idea.

Tracy said...

I love this, Elk... Sometimes the best things are created on the fly, sometimes the biggest art is small. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

becky at abbeystyle said...

I stopped by the Inspiration Studio as you suggested...what a nice venue for sharing the work of your hands! Wish I knew how to do a link to share...it becomes more of a necessity these days.

Marcie said...

This is so very creative...and inspiring. Excellent!!!

ELK said...

becky I think that you can leave it in the comments or Kim may be including a "Mr Linky" ...check back OK!? so glad you like the idea

margie said...

again, you are an inspiration.

chrissy said...

hope your birthday was sunny.
thank you for your inspiration.
you are so creative.
c

Kellee said...

Ohhhh, love this! I want to go crochet a doily, just to chop it up into beautiful pieces to merge with something else!

spread your wings said...

you inspired me this weekend. i thought about how you take what you have and create something so beautiful and unique. i gathered scraps from my metal class and worked this weekend creating some rings. it was fun.

Kim Klassen said...

oh how i love you!! and this 3 x 3....

xxo, kim

Becky Shander said...

Small, yet strong...I'm thinking of this as I'm looking at your collage. And happy belated birthday - I hope it was filled with many memorable moments.

red-handed said...

Nice small thing.

Oliag said...

...you always inspire me...but this is wonderful!...I'm heading over to your link to the Inspiration Studio now!
xo

Deidra said...

Beautiful weaving through the lace...

amelia said...

beautiful, I love the size of it, not overwhelming, just enough. Ironically I am working on a collage today :)

t does wool said...

beautiful inspiration.

Megan Coyle said...

Lovely colors :)

Renee Howell said...

done and going to do!

Ellie said...

I love this making do and gathering
inspiration to share! I posted a
belated birthday message for you on prior post! Hope it was magical~

antlersgray said...

That's really pretty, Mom. I like the connection between what you write about, not getting overwhelmed by too much, and what the paper pieces say, "one day is simply not enough". That definitely speaks to me and my life.

I love you and your creations.

~Laura

momentsofwhimsy said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog Elk, and I love your 3 x 3 idea. Makes creating art seem not so daunting.

Happy belated birthday too :-)

Cate in NZ

rachel awes said...

these are more
of my favorites
of yours.
lahahove them
deeply.
inspiration
in full breath.
xox

Lisa said...

you have inspired me... I shall now start my day ~*~

koralee said...

Now this is so my kinda eye candy...thank you sweet one..you have inspired me to make cards today. xoxoxo

smith kaich jones said...

LOVE this idea. Badly needed on my end. Thank you, thank you!

:) Debi

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

working with what you have ... since we really have all we need already :)
is brilliant advice

thank you for this inspiring post and for your lovely comment at my Magpie's Nest blog
oxo

maccandace said...

Cool idea, I may try it. I love your new header!

elizabeth said...

I like this idea. It looks just small (or large) enough.

Relyn said...

You have so many talents, my friend. So many! I am so inspired by the passionate way you pursue them.

beth said...

i love this...i love those words.

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Oh, I love this!

deb said...

I keep clicking here ... and then getting called away.
yikes. sorry.
I love this as well.