I had an idea to use vintage postcards of places that mean something to me to design simple collages. I've seen this done as quilt patterns, and thought that I could simplify the shapes enough to do a postcard size miniature collage. This was my plan.
Here is the collage so far, not so interesting as I hoped, but a start. It is the same size as the original postcard, three and a half by five and a half inches. The hardest part of the project was the small size. It's time consuming and tricky to cut such tiny pieces and glue them down accurately. A friend recently gave me a large bag of magazines to replenish my stock of colors and textures, so finding paper was not difficult, but the detail on the telescopes was harder than I thought it would be. I had an idea to do several Wisconsin collages like this of landscapes or landmarks, but I'm not sure how interesting the result so far is. Maybe it's too soon to tell. If any of you have reactions, I'd be interested in hearing them.
I'll be away for a week, and look forward to seeing the landscapes and landmarks of Peru. I'm taking my sketchbook and camera, so I hope to share some of our adventure here.