Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Creative Revelutionaries, Nudge #6 & #7

Nudge 6 is The 5 Minute Collage. This idea came from a friend a long time ago (thank you Robin). It is simple and a great starter exercise.

What you'll need:
A timer
An old magazine
Glue Stick

Set your timer for 5 minutes. Take the old magazine and rip through it. Tear out pages that speak to you, working intuitively for about a minute and make a nice pile - 12-15 sheets. Now winnow down the 12-15 torn out pages. Look quickly at each page: what speaks to you? Glue 'em down. The idea is to work quickly to outpace the critic. Don't think. Tear and glue. Badaboom. Done.
Since I'll be in beautiful Washington State and computer-FREE next week, I'll give you nudge #7 right now, if you are game! You'll need gesso or white paint and a pencil. Paint loosely over your 5 minute collage with the paint and draw or write into the wet paint with your pencil.

I'll be back with loads of pics around Nov 7.


PaperPumpkin said...

Sounds amazingly fun! Thanks. Have a great trip to Washington State! I've never been there...

Karen said...

Loving the nudges D! Have fun and hope to see you on the 7th at Megs.

Anonymous said...

i am finding the exercises very relaxing but very inspiring at the same time, just finished 5, found my watercolours which i havent used for a long time. 6 & 7 here i come! thank you again!

Raylee said...

sorry, i am not anonymous.... hit the wrong name by mistake!

Toni said...

I can't wait to try this this afternoon!

Joy Logan said...

I love the gentle flowers on your header! Thanks for coming by mine also. I see you are also a quilter lover, I have a whole book of ones I've made and sold and gave away...its my other passion, ties into collage very well.

Diana Trout {} said...

Yes, Joy. I love the collage part of working with fabrics. The colors and patterns are so much fun to play with. That's the big hook for me. And your blog is wonderful!

Raylee, do you know the Emily Dickinson poem "I am nobody ... who are you? Are you nobody too." Tee hee - I am anonymous ... who are you?

All - So glad you are enjoying the nudges. Me too.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Thank you for inspiration.

I started with the prompts 1,4,5,6 within 2 hours.

LuLu said...

Thanks for the nudges - I'll try them this week.

A 5 minute collage sounds like a perfect way to jumstart the creative juices.

Mary Lou 'LuLu'
Would love for you to visit my blog, and comment on some of my art when you have a moment or 2!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Oh, I hope you have a wonderful time in Port Townsend. Not many things beat an art retreat there!

Raylee said...

hi diana, i think i can address you by name!( now that there's a pair of us ) .... thank you, raylee.