snapshots of my week – 6th january

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peeling posters in roath

yellow pencil graffiti

just like that the first week of january is almost done. the one thing i do like about the calendar starting over is the curiousness of what the year will bring. of course, this does still apply throughout the rest of the year too. i don’t do resolutions (i do have goals, but they’re ongoing or ones i set throughout the year) so, for me, the new year brings a renewed sense of ..i wouldn’t necessarily say positivity, more ..curiosity. no matter how much you plan, you truly never know where life will take you. which is both exciting and scary.

there’s many things i’ve missed out on talking about and other things i need and want to take photos of, but for now this’ll do. also a long overdue video!

do you have any goals or plans for the year? do you prefer to keep them secret or put them out into the world? i think i’m a mix of the two. let me know!

terazzo floor on wellfield road

green window on side of house

cathays cemetery church steeple

pink stone wall

shattered window and reflection

making something new out of something old | new collages

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collage of collages by laura redburn

i can’t remember precisely how these came about. i think i was a bit bored and wanted to make something, but was also too tired to actually do any cutting and pasting. so i found some previous collages that i had saved on my computer, namely: flower power and this top quick collage and a couple of scans that i made into this cutout pattern and kind of just ..collaged them all together. it was quick and fun and i like the idea of ‘recycling’ work i’ve already made into something new.

think i might do a few more like this in the future!

kathleen | new pattern

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kathleen - pattern by laura redburn

as is now tradition for me, i always make a collage or pattern to begin and/or end the year, and this is no exception…

i actually started this a couple of months ago and accidentally forgot about it, but over the christmas period i started working on it again.

i had intentions to make this a more detailed, layered pattern but i much prefer how it/the variations turned out. i like how they all look together and hope that to other people they look like they belong together. i feel like simple geometric patterns are my ‘go to’, the ones that just come naturally and happily and that i don’t necessarily need to think about too much. i’m all about working on instinct, but i do want to branch out a little more and work on some patterns that have more layers and depth to them. though, i don’t know – i do love making ones like this!

here’s hoping this year is filled with collages, patterns, and as much art as i can make!

kathleen - geometric pattern by laura redburn

kathleen - colourful geometric pattern by laura redburn