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more collage

Making collages is so great! I often do this when feeling a bit tired or when I need a creative boost. I just take stuff that is lying around on my table and start cutting or ripping it in pieces and then gluing it on paper. All this without much thoughts. This one is made of colored paper and leftovers of misprinted designs I made. The black background makes the colors pop out more brightly.

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to start the day

just a doodle to start the day

I always start the day just doodling around a little bit. To loosen up and to warm up the drawingmuscles. Sometimes it turns out to be a start for the piece of art of that day, sometimes it is more of a reflection of what is going on in my mind. And sometimes I want to keep on working on it for hours, putting aside all the other things I was supposed to do. Did I tell you already that artists are easily distracted by what comes up around or in them?

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First drawing of the day. In fact I was only warming up. I decided to share these pages with you, just as they are, to show you how a drawing sometimes starts.

I wrote a little about the rain:

tic tic, toc toc, tac tac

rain, rain, rain on my roof

I am sitting here and listen to the song of the drops

hoping the gutters don’t leak, the rooftiles are still in place

and I remember that I forgot to let the house get painted on the outside

a moment to stay in bed a little longer

but I am not going to do that, because I also love an early start of the day

hey, there is an enormous bird sitting next to my bed

some sort of ‘angel in disguise’?