It was a strange collection …

 

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Okay, I know I should have gone back to typing up my novel as soon as we got home, but coming back off holiday to sit down at the laptop … well, it just didn’t appeal. We’ve had a lovely time camping in Norfolk, avoiding most of the bad weather that has affected other areas, and dealing with it when it affected us! We don’t use a mobile. We don’t take the tablet or the laptop with us. We don’t have an electric hook-up. It’s back to basics and I love it.
So, on our return I was browsing through an old novel, looking for a phrase to kick start something, when I came across It was a strange collection. It seemed to take hold, but not in terms of generating new writing. Instead, it led me to create the mixed media piece above. Somehow, it’s so much easier to take time making beautiful things like this than to tackle the hard work of writing. Also, I know that when writing feels like hard work, it’s not usually very good. So, I’ll content myself with having created this assemblage over the last few days – and it has pretty much taken up every day, I can tell you. All the items I’ve used are found objects, and the tray is one I’ve recycled (and painted and collaged). Oh, the joy of small things!
I’ll admit that there’s a nagging voice in my head saying, ‘Get on with the novel!’ so tomorrow I’ve promised myself I will type up some more of my notebook. Honest!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “It was a strange collection …

  1. I love this! Well done, it’s beautiful. Inspired by you, I sat down with a bunch of last year’s Christmas cards, scissors and glue, and I’ve been assembling cut-ups. I had wanted to make a kind of collage but I’ve ended up with a poem (in progress). I surprised myself because I wasn’t expecting writing to come out of the process of chopping up images but it has!

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