Hey! I'm excited to share this project with you. There's nothing better than an idea that just comes about organically and without a lot of forethought and turns out to be exactly what you needed.
A few weeks ago I was interviewed, along with Lauren Caterson, for Caylee and Lauren's How She Creates podcast. Maybe I should be embarassed to admit this, but I haven't actually listened to our podcast yet because the sound of my own voice weirds me out. BUT, when we recorded it, Lauren and I briefly tossed out the idea of working on a collage for only 5 minutes a day. We thought if you set a timer and only allow yourself that small window it might be an easy way of making it to the page without a lot of pressure.
Once the podcast released last week, I started our challenge. I want to shout this from the rooftops: this style of working is an amazing fit for me! I think I stumbled into some kind of magical workflow.
The first day.
Day five. Look at that!
I wouldn't say the end result is my favorite piece of art, but I loved that this process forced me to slow down and reassess my work daily. Lately I've tended to just barrel through things and call it done; part of this is because I do tend to prefer a more minimal look; but it's also because I'm frankly a little lazy. I'm looking forward to working this way for a while and see how it changes my processes.
I invite you to test this challenge too! Feel free to share on instagram with the hasthag #5minutesofcollage.