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Recently I made two collages. I don't really like either of them. And that's okay.
I enjoyed making them. Art making isn't just about the product. For me, the process has to be enjoyable, or what's the point in doing it?
I learned some things. I'm a more is more girl, but I think that both of these collages would benefit from some white space. All of that pattern needs some room to breathe.
I can always cut them down. One of the coolest art tricks, is to take something big that doesn't work and cut it down to something smaller, like so:
For some reason, this smaller version -- even with all of its busy-ness -- works better for me than the large square. It's still not quite right, but perhaps the next collage will be! And if not, I'll just roll these art pieces into a junque journal and give them new life!
I truly believe that you have to keep churning out work -- good and bad -- in order to improve. There is no shortcut to success. I don't often show my "bad" work here on the blog -- partially because I'm quite prolific so I always have lots of other stuff to share, and partially because it doesn't feel good to show work you don't love. It feels vulnerable. But I think it's important to say: I churn out tons and tons and tons of terrible art. Tons. And that's okay.
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