To the left is my original journal collage
based on Brian Andreas’ StoryPeople quote,
“Someday, the light will shine like a sun through my skin.
And they will say “What have you done with your life?”
And though there are many moments I think I will remember
… in the end I think I will be proud to say, “I was one of us.”
I was pleased with the original page,
but since I am taking Lani’s Collage Class I had the bright idea to play with it using Photoshop Elements and “digitize” it…
To the right is the result…sadly I have noticed
–too late i fear– that I spelled though with a “t” on the end.
It’s good, I guess…
They both satisfy me.
In the collage on the left…I particularly like the heart aflame
which I must confess was pure accident…
as in all collage
as in all art
what we conceive
have it’s own “mind”
and hence the outcome
may differ from our original conception…
Still something tells me that I enjoy the
of the components of a collage.
That is to say, I like to use my hands.
I played with layers, healing brushes, brushes, smudging…and adding text.
I learned a lot and I think I could master this, but all the while I was on the computer
pushing my mouse around and “undoing” many of the steps to fix them…
my hands and fingers were itching to touch the screen and just do what I wanted to do.
I hope you’ll tell me which one you prefer and why though.
Because I’d like to think that there will come a day when I’ll need/want to do this more.
I’m sure that eventually I will gain enough skill to actually enjoy doing a completely digital collage.
Right now…I think I need encouragement to keep on this steep learning curve.