Sometimes I like to use collage to design things. It’s very freeing. Almost no matter what shapes you cut out, you get something attractive. And it’s the ultimate in bold drawing. There’s no opportunity to hesitate about cutting paper. No half measures. It’s all or nothing. No smudges.
In a painting that I’ve been fiddling with for a long time, a woman sits on a chair covered in exotic flowers, and I have played around with the design of the flowers. Just for fun. These cut flowers are one version of my playtime activities.
Kids’ paint. Scissors. Glue. Paper. That’s all you need.