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Stay Weird

Updated: Jul 3, 2020

A collage from my journal.

Somedays when there isn't much happening and I don't have a great deal to add to my journal, I will sit in my studio, put some music on and make collages.

I usually just work with whatever is in front of me at the time - newspapers, magazines, sellotape, scissors.

It's very much like painting but using bits and bobs of things I find instead of paint. It takes shape in much the same way as painting does, and I never know what will appear by the end.

It's a very soothing and enjoyable process and one that I value very much.

It keeps my creative flow when I don't have anything specific to write about.

I love the words in the centre of this piece. I don't know where they came from, it was just a photocopy lying around my studio.

Stay Weird.

Great things don't come from comfort zones.

Great things don't come from the mainstream.

Great things come from the edge, from the fringe.

From the weird.

From the odd.

The mainstream adopts things.

But from the edges they do come.

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