Holiday collage fun

As a working mum, holidays can be hard! Not because I'm working extra hard, but more that I'm not, if that makes any sense. I start to fret that I am not getting enough done in the studio and shop and that I am falling behind in my painting. And then I just have to stop andd remind myself that it is okay to have a holiday too sometimes and to stop being so hard on myself. My kids love having me around and if I can spread out my stuff on the dining table – an array of paper and glue then that's really not such a bad thing! Here are a few pieces I put together last week. I do love my collage!

Magazine paper, torn ink marks on paper, brown paper packaging and ballpoint pen sketch on mat board

Magazine paper, torn ink marks on paper, brown paper packaging and ballpoint pen sketch on mat board

Cyanotype, pen drawing on tracing paper, torn old sketches and magazine page

Cyanotype, pen drawing on tracing paper, torn old sketches and magazine page

Blind contour drawing on bond paper, torn papers from old collages and brown paper envelope

Blind contour drawing on bond paper, torn papers from old collages and brown paper envelope