A couple of days ago I decided to go though the saved photos on my Instagram account to refresh my memory on whose work I’ve been loving lately. I stumbled upon Heather Day’s mini sketchbook of abstract work again and suddenly felt really inspired. I had a tiny (barely filled) moleskine sketchbook hovering about and thought that would be perfect to do my own abstract experiments!Read More
This month has been really great for me experimenting with digital collage. When I started I was feeling hugely inspired and was loving the experimental nature of the process, although I had a little creative lull in Mid-March (mostly due to slight burn out and plain ol’ procrastination) I am still feeling hugely positive about the work and am excited to see how it progresses!
In the last batch of collages I have been making more of an effort to step away from having vintage botanical images as the focus of my compositions. Instead I have been opting for creating more graphic work and utilising more photographs! I’ve really enjoyed how this has injected a bit of freshness into my work, and I am particularly fond of the ones that have a more minimalist and abstract vibe to them, this is an aesthetic I am keen to pursue right now!Read More
When I first started dabbling I’m digital collage and art journal spreads I had no idea where to source my images and how copyright could affect the work. I would use any images I found on Google Search or Pinterest that happened to be visually appealing to me and not consider the responsibility for using “found images”.
In collage work copyright can be a bit of a murky thing since we are taking the work of others and then cutting or manipulating it into the piece we’re creating. I am certainly not an expert on the subject and I’m not focusing on this aspect of collage and journal art in today’s post, but for more information on how (UK) copyright laws work with collage art then I would recommend reading this factsheet written by The Design and Artists Copyright Society.