I wear many hats in the summer: lifeguard, on-call chef, camp chauffeur, art director, librarian, boredom buster, farmer, chief frog catcher, wet clothes hanger-upper (note: remember to put a stool out by the clothesline, already!)... this list could go on and on! It's a good life, and I'm thrilled it's mine. But that ache for "creative me time" keeps coming up. I am finding little ways to satisfy that need during the long dog days of summer... like these and these... and now move-able collages. I arranged an old toy house from my grandparent's nursery school with a paper made doll, vintage lace and other odd bits from my mother's barn studio. When the composition was just right, I photographed it. I can't tell you how much pleasure I received from something so extremely simple!
Highly personal (or not).
Very little clean up.
Materials already on hand.
There will be more of these, I'm sure. Next time, I'll invite my children... we all know they'd love it, too. Might even be a fun activity for a group of kids (and adults)... wow, even a collaborative art project!
Me-time? I'll slip it in, promise.