Sunday, March 25, 2007

Art Club: Collage

our finished work!, originally uploaded by supafly.

Yay! We were finally able to get together to do art! I was inspired by the Paper Quilt project, where artists are asked to show a day in their life using packets of paper and a 3 1/2" x 5" canvas. In a way, these collages represent our lives - some more literally than others. Although, I think it is more accurate to say they represent our minds and imaginations. What I thought would be a couple of hours turned into about seven hours of eating, crafting, and catching up and I was thrilled!

Ingredients for a fun-filled art club:
- Friends who like crafting - it also helps if you love their company and haven't seen each other in awhile - catching up over scraps of paper is wonderful!
- Food: kim chi pancakes, meat pie, rice, spring rolls, custard/tapioca dessert, fresh fruit, pound cake, tea - lots of tea
- Paper: pre-made packets of scraps and larger bits, paper brought for sharing - maps and fancy gift wrapping paper are great for collages!
- Tools: YES! paste, scissors, old phone book pages so the table doesn't get sticky, and our wild imaginations - thanks Andrea for being so prepared!

It was great to see all of our collages lined up at the end. They were all beautiful and so unique. We shared stories about what we were thinking when we made them and what they meant after a second round of eating. Thank you to Ha and Andrea for braving my chilly apartment for crafting - our next meeting will be in the summer when my apartment is at its best!

Check out my flickr page for notes on what some of the collages mean.

I still have lots and lots of paper if anyone wants to do some collaging :-)

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