365 Mini Collages

Yvonne Kettner a Dutch artist living in Duisburg, Germany is creating 365 Mini Collages...

Why did you decide to do this project? After consecutive 365 day projects with zentangles I wanted to do something new. I really liked the concept of a year long creative project with a little piece of art per day. It´s the “little” that gave me the inspiration for my mini collages. What I love most about it is that it´s all handmade and that it´s fun to do. It gives me the opportunity to create images that are just fun, free to enjoy by the beholder. Add to that an enormous collection of books, magazines and other possible imagery at my disposal and the 365 day mini collage project was born.

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? Having to create a piece of art every day can be quite stressful, but mostly it´s fun to do. As you´ll know, creativity flows in it´s own tempo. With a project like this that cultivates into a night where the art practically creates itself, followed by days where you don´t seem to have any idea what to place on the blank canvas in front of you. I think it´s important to respect that flow. As long as you have fun doing it, the inspiration will keep returning.

It´s a mindset really. Walking in the streets, you suddenly see fun combinations of images. Inspiration is everywhere around you. All you have to do is maintain an open mind and use what the world gives you. Or rather, what you take from your perception of the world. The joy of creating is reflected in the reactions I receive from my followers. It´s interesting to see which artwork invokes just a few reactions, while others spark a consencus of enjoyment. Whatever feedback is shared, it´s always positive. It´s quite rewarding to create images that put a smile on someones face.
See all of Yvonne's collages HERE