Sometimes we all need a little inspiration. What am I going to wear today? What am I going to make for dinner? What am I going to blog about this week? What is my next collage going to be about? The list goes on…and on…and on. Well, I hit the jackpot yesterday with a paper bag. But wait, this is not any ordinary paper bag, it’s a Trader Joe’s paper bag!!!
None other than Miss Holly Golightly! Well, when she was finished playing house with it I was going to throw it away. It was too torn to put newspapers in for recycling which is what we do with paper bags. But no, I noticed it had some really cool graphics on it. Hmmmm, what to do, what to do?
First I covered a piece of heavy cardboard with different pieces of text and then tore some of it away with masking tape to create this wonderful background. I just noticed the word “girdle” sticking right out in front. I can tell you, that was not planned!
I think they turned out really well. Of course the only thing better to do with a Trader Joe’s bag than collage, is to actually carry some of their goodies home in one. I hope they consider my art a creative way to recycle!