2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
The real question here is, what IS my genre? I don't consider myself an art journaller anymore, and I've never really succeeded at scrapbooking in the traditional sense. I make collages... but that's not my main focus. Sometimes I feel too close to my own work to be able to look at it from an objective place. Anyone else care to answer this question for me?
3. Why do I create what I do?
Nothing calms me like cutting up and gluing paper. Nothing gets me into "the zone" where everything else melts away and time becomes fluid.
I make collages to create a sense of order on paper. My ultimate goal for my work is to be unique, spontaneous, and imperfect, but still balanced. I love the feeling I get when a piece is almost done and it just looks "right" to me. Once my son was watching me work, and asked, "Mommy, are you putting a puzzle together?" And I answered, "well... yeah, kind of. That's a good observation, buddy." Smart little boy, huh?
4. How does your creating process work?
Usually it goes something like this: Dig through paper piles, cut, cut, cut, arrange, rearrange, glue, dig some more, cut, glue, rip off, cut, glue, cover up, rearrange, etc. etc until it looks done to me. With breaks for coffee or playing a new podcast.
So that's the blog hop! My 2 "tag-ees" are:
Natty Mutrux, non-traditional Project Lifer, weaver, barista, and the *ultimate* paint splatterer.
Robyn Wells, artist extrordinaire, lover of stripes and grass and gnomes, and my oldest and best arty internet friend-turned real life friend.
I'll update this posts with their replies, or you can check my twitter feed!