My collages aren't so daily while we travel. I don't have an easy setup for collage like I do at home where everything I need is all in one spot and I am making do with whatever papers I gather. (This photo bit is of a barn in Oregon.) At the end of a long day the last thing I want to do is make a collage. However, an afternoon looking at art in the galleries along Canyon Road in Santa Fe got the creative juices flowing. I saw lots of good art and even more of the other kind.
Sometimes that's really good, looking at the work of other artists, but I worry that seeing what other people do so well might undermine my own individual approach to working. I kept saying to myself, "that's a good idea; I could do something like that, too." But when it comes down to working in an honest way I know I'll have to let it all perk and somehow find my own way to make my unique statement with the art I make. This looking is just another form of study that will be added to what I already know and feel and hopefully what I make in the future won't look like anyone's work but my own.
We've seen so many beautiful places under wide open sunny skies; I know that future work will be heavily inspired by the colors and forms of the southwestern landscape.