Expressive Flowers

One Yellow and Two Pink Cosmo Collage Flowers

yellow and two pink collage cosmos

What I love about collage is, that you never know what you have until you’re done. You begin with copy paper and leftover paint. You observe the textures and cut out the leaf, petal, or whatever it is you’re working on. You trust your eyes. You focus on the process. I’m never thinking, will this sell or will it be a great post? The beautiful part is how everything comes together.

The pinks, yellows, and greens with just a touch of blue make these blooms happy. Not sure why but I’ve been thinking about the flowers and colorful displays of Anthropologie. Yes, Anthropologie. The window display was full of flowers made of old book paper. They were painted pink and orange. Then outlined with gold leaf or something like that. I don’t know but that’s what I would use. Of course, all of this thinking led me to my collage course. In the fall I will put together a mini-course, maybe on skillshare? Then sell a full collage course with three or four projects. The book paper flower will be one of them.

Collage is easy, fun and I’m good at it. Collage is a great way to explore and learn how to be an artist. How do we overcome creative blocks? How do we find our voice or style? How do we get over perfection? Collage can help you answer all of these questions. With collage, you learn to work with what you have. You work never knowing what will happen. The whole process is trust. You work in the moment. All the noise shuts off and you focus on the idea. The idea creates itself. You are just using your hands to build it. Oh, wait that’s how Carrie Schmitt painted at the party!

More collage. More paintings. I have a wonderful yellow tulip idea. After the yellow tulips I could do a book flower? Sure why not. I do have a journal to fill. Thanks for reading and thanks for subscribing. I’d love to see what you’re creating. Email me. Tag me on pinterest or instagram.

With Love