It’s Time to Pick Up The Scisssors. I’m Missing Making Collages.

Nubby Twiglet | My Cross To Bear Series by Shauna Haider

As I was digging through my archives over the weekend, I came across my art series from 2011, My Cross To Bear. And as I scrolled through, it reminded me of how much I missed creating collages.

I started making collages years before I really understood what graphic design was or owned a computer. In the late 90s, I began carefully piecing magazine snippets together, forming rough layouts. It became a huge passion of mine and lately, I’ve felt like I’ve lost touch with it.

Design is my job, but it’s tricky because it’s also my passion and my hobby. Doing design is my everything which makes it really hard to step away. But in a way, I’ve realized that don’t need to step away from something I love as much as just switch things up. Occasionally, I need to change the mediums and take the time to get back to my roots.

I’m ready to start making collages again. Just for fun.

Nubby Twiglet | My Cross To Bear Series by Shauna Haider


All work: Collage on ceramic and wood with resin by Shauna Haider, 2011

7 Responses to It’s Time to Pick Up The Scisssors. I’m Missing Making Collages.

    • Shauna says:

      Becky: The small ceramic crosses were a one-time thing but I’ll probably go back to the larger wooden crosses (like in the first photo) because I can still get those built!

  1. Karyna says:

    These are very cool, and really glad to find your blog. I completely understand, at least myself, I work on the computer a lot as well, but there is just something incredible about hand made collage (though digital ones can be awesome too), and handmade doodles/experiments that feel almost necessary. Like you said, just switching things up can feel really awesome.

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