On the heels of my exploration of the fruit (apple) wallpaper, I haunted sites online to find other interesting vintage wallpaper designs. I made one a week for a blog in the early 00’s, hence the title. Always intrigued by layers, time, decay and memories, these papers lend themselves easily to mixed media images evocative of whatever I was pondering at the time.
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The Daily Art
Karen La Du began in December 2009, setting size limit: 5′ by 7′, and medium: collage. Collage=layers of papers. Asana practice=layers of poses. With years of formal training in both disciplines I was comfortable abandoning rational thinking to intuition.
For the next two years, Karen let disciplines compliment each other. First year: collage. Next year: paint. Some mornings yoga then art making, some the reverse. Some days nothing and the next a make up day. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”, John Lennon wisely remarked.
Karen can now show you 365 collages as well as 365 paintings. Seeing them all together is exhilarating, not because each one is a masterpiece, but because the progress and process of her visual creative output for one entire year is visible. With equal awe, Karen feels the power the discipline of a daily yoga practice has exerted on this project. Her mind is in sync with my body as never before.
Stop reading. Unroll mat. Place materials on table. Practice asana. Glue papers. Pick up brush. Keep an instinctive flow. Breathe. Cherish results: body, mind, soul.