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Sometimes, when I need to loosen up or shake a mood or search for my muse, I make nutty collages. Always have. Inspired by the art of the day or a friend's favorite quote, I just grab whatever flotsam and jetsam are at hand and go for it. Lately, it's been file folders.
It started over the summer as I was cleaning out files, getting ready for the school year. I swiped a stack of 1/3-cut, standard manila file folders from Mr. Right and organized like mad. At some point during my ship-shaping, folder met paint. And gesso. And stencils. And Adirondack sprays. And juicy inks. And Sharpies. And gel pens.
That was a dozen+ file folders ago. Sigh. Heaven.
I've been thinking about painting interiors again and this happened.
I've been adding quotes
I sometimes think about I would want to remember while sitting in meetings. Will I really take these folders to business meetings? Probably not.
I've also put a coat of sealer on them so they're tougher than your average bird.
A quote on the inside too, a favorite of one of my twisted sisters.