|©2012 Lynne Ciacco, T'd Off, collage and paint on paper, 7 x 5"|
I mean, I was in my studio, doing a bit of cleaning/clearing when I found myself compelled to grab a pile of papers, glue and paint and just stick a bunch of stuff together into an unplanned collage.
|©2012 Lynne Ciacco, Queen's Jubilee, collage & paint on paper, 7 x 5"|
And before that one was even dry, I was reaching for a different batch of miscellaneous papers and compulsively gluing them all together, into something which seems to have been inspired by Queen Elizabeth's recent Jubilee celebrations (if not the argument I had with my French Canadian mother-in-law about the queen,
but we won't go into that here.)
|©2012 Lynne Ciacco, Bundle 1, collaged papers|
Then, seemingly as an afterthought, instead of throwing away the wee bits of scraps left
over from the two previous collages, I glued them all together into a small bundle
and called it a collage as well.
Have you ever had a day like that--
when everything you touch turns into "art"?
No matter whether it's good, bad, or indifferent--
it's the act of engaging in something creative that brings the soul satisfaction.
The cleaning can wait.
The creating cannot.