The photographer I worked for in LA used to say that - as he was about to make history photographing some frozen food packaging or whatever exciting product we were shooting that day. He is an extremely, extremely creative person, but you know...you gotta have your bread and butter.
Yesterday "Let's Make Art" was the theme of the day, but I was serious. I hadn't slept very well at all thanks to my neighbors holding a skate expo on their half pipe at 2 am, and I was so frustrated I needed to do something relaxing and not involving a computer. So, I made collages.
I love to make these - and since my bird collages for the kitchen I haven't really done that many. These are all made using my collection of vintage papers, wrapping papers, tissue, and anything else I find interesting - old music books, crossword puzzles, etc...I wish I could freehand something for the main element, but I'm afraid to try. I haven't drawn in a long time...For now I've figured out other ways to do it. These are rubber stamps that I've scanned into Photoshop and manipulated, then printed on a watercolor-like paper.
I Mod Podge everything onto the canvas, then add some paint for more dimension, seal with a varnish....and voila!
I've named them all after ladies I know, and was thinking of them as I was making them.