Don’t Stop

Don’t stop. I tell myself this all of the time. Self doubt can try to stop you. But don’t let it. I tell myself to not be that person that looks at an old photograph that I shot and say to myself “I sure miss taking pictures” “I sure miss the medium of film”. Just keep shooting! Basically, though, it’s just a bigger metaphor for the overall creative process. Don’t stop.

Reflecting

My last digital collage was made in February of 2016 and since then I have strictly cut and paste all created pieces.

Prior to going “analog” I did a little of both. When I decided to go full on with collaging back in 2015 I did start out digitally creating pieces. That reason was because I didn’t have the heart to cut and destroy books and magazines I had found. I had several rules when digitally creating: photograph what I find, don’t use well recognized pieces, and create in a 13×13 inch 300dpi Photoshop canvas.

I’m now approaching a full year of physical pieces and I do find it rewarding working this way. After I create something the piece exists and I can hold it. The limitations of creating analog have pushed my creatively as well.

Throwback Thursday

My first “collage”.. from 1994 or 1995.. I was either 16 or 17  years old and at the time I was going through a “punk” phase and listening to a lot of Black Flag, flipper, Agent Orange and Social Distortion.