Another collage in a series of Home collages. This one is created from a vintage sewing pattern, paint and papers. I used some rusty hardware and an old decorative button. Again, an odd assortment of letters to spell out the simple word, HOME. The quote is from one of my favorite poets:
Dwell in possibility.
So, why am I making all of these collages? I guess I am not really sure. It might be some sort of compulsive behavior. I have oodles of materials. I am lucky enough to have a designated space. But, I have not been to art school. I am not an artist. I do not show in a gallery or sell at a boutique. And, for most of these collages, the only people who have even seen these are you (and there aren't many of you, dear reader) and my husband. So, what in the world am I doing with these?!? It is a question I keep asking myself.
I find that if I let the materials sit, if I don't go into the studio, I feel antsy. I get ideas about what to make, I need put them together. So I do.
What am I doing, however? I guess I dwell in possibility. I dwell in the possibility that I may someday be able to show them somewhere. Maybe sell on-line. or at a coffee house. I consider the possibility that I may give one as a gift to a friend. I need courage to make these leaps. I need to consider myself an artist. I consider the possibility that I will refine my craft and make them better and more interesting....
Until then, I make more. I wait for courage. I dwell in possibility.