Works in Progress: The Ugly Stages

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There is a point in virtually every collage I make when I say "ewwww, that's ugly." (I pushed past it with this first 11" x 14" collage, which, now has some interesting color and patterns).

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The "ugly" stage is a natural stage in the creative process (like on this 12" x 16" canvas I started). This stage makes me step back and consider how I can bring some interest, movement or shape to a collage. There are so many directions I could take with this canvas.

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Do you experience this "ugly" stage in your artwork? What tips and tricks do you have to overcome the uglies?


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