It can be a dream come true when you are able to turn a passion into a full-time job. But, one of the perils is that — over time, as you must deal with all the messy realities of making money — you can lose the unfettered satisfaction of just doing what you love, for yourself, the way it all started. So, during my interview with Anne Taintor featured yesterday, I was happy to learn that she still heads to her “playroom” to make art just for herself — where, she says, “I can spread out and make collages that have nothing to do with magnets and flasks and coin purses.” Today — Anne shares five of her original collages with us. Above: “They Were Determined to have Fun.” — click on through for 4 more –>
Anne, I know that you are reading this — so take a look at some of the splendiforous collages that Mel Kolstad has done for the blog. She painstakingly cuts out all kinds of itty bitty pieces of paper and ephemera to celebrate readers and encourage us to love and be satisfied with the houses we are in. In addition, Annie B. got all inspired and got outher scissors. And I’ve been known to try my hand now and then. Do we all get a gold star from Anne? Do we do we?
Collage is my favorite art form. I can’t draw or paint — but I can visualize and layer and cut. Readers, you can do this, too!
Thank you, Anne, I’m honored that you would share these with us. xoxo