Monday’s Mixer

After a busy weekend, I often struggle with an idea for Monday’s post.   Yesterday, I was reading an article in Cloth, Paper Scissors Magazine – Nov/Dec issue on challenging yourself to create every day by Robyn McClendon.

She shares in her article that she found creating a collage a day helped her to create consistency in her art.  I resonate with her idea that doing something creatively EVERY DAY does generate MORE IDEAS!

Some days this is really difficult!  Yet, not impossible!  So I have decided that Mondays were the perfect day to create a simple collage in an art journal.  Creating a simple collage each week feels more doable than each day for me.

I decided to use a purchased journal since they are inexpensive and I happened to have one ready to go!


I was also recently inspired by Debi’s blog on Saturday.  She shows how simple it is to create art by her surroundings.  Please check out her blog – if you haven’t already!  🙂

Here is my quick collage for today:


I was inspired by the Fir trees in my yard.  Have you ever noticed how Fir branches reach up towards the sky?

It inspired my haiku:


It says:  “Fir branches reach up, Worshiping arms towards the sky, Praising God divine.”

I hope you will join me in creating a quick collage each week!  I look forward to hearing what influences YOU in your collages!

Cheers!  🙂

19 responses to “Monday’s Mixer

  1. fan-tastic Jill! great idea, wonderful verse, shapes, lines and colors. it is a great way to generate more creative ideas 🙂 cheers, Debi

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  2. Beautiful! And lovely colors!

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  3. Practice makes perfect! Keep going! 🙂

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  4. Fun collage with terrific colors, and the haiku is spot on. Have a great week!

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  5. Been dying to do collage. I’ll do sheep. Yours is beautiful!

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  6. Nicely done Jill! I have that same Canson book. Never thought to do collages. One day I may have to give it a go.

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  7. yes, this looks like a lot of fun! I got a Canson book too, I will try doing somthing lathe​r this week.

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  8. Artful Aspirations

    Great idea Jill! I will try to make a collage this week too! Sounds fun!

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