I have been creatively responding to tidying and sorting and de-cluttering my old Dad's place - realising that my love affair with all things stationery is inherited from him.
Unable to just chuck out ALL the yellowing papers, envelopes etc. I started using some to make collages.
I am taking my cue from Rex Ray, who wanting to make a conscious change to the direction of his creative pursuits, simply cut up magazines every evening, gluing and sticking to make many many small-scale collages - more doing than thinking initially, I imagine - always a good way to start.
There's a little film I found on Pinterest that's worth a watch:
For me the small pieces are more engaging than the larger laboured finished collages - nevertheless, his work is very popular and his collages on a grand scale are successful. In fact it is a pleasure to see collage on a bigger scale - the nature of bits of paper is that they are generally small in scale - which inevitably dictates a scale for their use in a collage piece.
Here are a few images of some collages I have been working on recently: