52 collages – #2 to #6

At the start of the year I enthusiastically joined a facebook group about making a piece of art every week so that at the end of 2018 you’d have a body of artwork – 52 pieces. Well, life took a different turn for me with the cancer diagnosis and I abandoned the idea almost immediately.

Lately I’ve realized how much I need my art making to keep myself centered and peaceful so I decided to take up the project again. My focus is on paper collage since it’s something I can do on the sofa. And the size is small – 4″x6″.  I sort of went on a binge over the past week. I’ve got a ton started and with the main theme laid out so I can obsessively add details when I feel up to it.

One of the main sources of my collage materials is from a stack of magazines from the 1960s. It’s interesting for me to read about how women lived then, much of the articles seem to exude pressures of perfection more than anything else. You’ll see that in some of the collages I’m working on. 

Below are six collages that I’m calling done. 🙂


#2 of 52 – “i don’t have my tupperware”


#3 of 52 – “slim your figure”


#4 of 52 – “side eye”


#5 of 52 – “marie”


#6 of 52 – “sewing nerd”

18 thoughts on “52 collages – #2 to #6

  1. Donna Funnell says:

    These collages are wonderful, Lynn! Wishing you all the best for your health.❤️❤️❤️

  2. sue says:

    As the 60s were a coming of age time for me, these collages made me smile and but also shake my head. My favorite is the Marie Curie collage but they are really all great. Can’t wait to see where you go with this project.

  3. Maeve says:

    I LOVE these collages! Such a fun idea to do them small. This inspires me! Do you use index cards or something more stable for the backgrounds? (Forgive me if this is a silly question!) I can see myself with a basket full of the just right stuff, hanging out on the sofa in my library, just happily “in the flow” while playing. Thank you for sharing your creations. Be well!!!

    • Lynn Krawczyk says:

      Not a silly question at all! I use cardstock cut to size. Just whatever I had in my studio. I can see index cards working although they are less likely to be able to take a lot of markers or other medium. But if you just want to do mostly gluing, then I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

      And that’s exactly why I like doing them! You can just have a basket next to you wherever you feel like working and you’re good to go. Send me pics if you decide to make some, would love to see them! 🙂

  4. susan kelly says:

    Love these! Have always loved your work. Thank you for sharing them and take good care of yourself.
    I hope they give you the boost they give to those who view them!

  5. Shary Cohn says:

    Lynn, your thoughts are ingenious, I love your compositions . I hope you feel better real soon, thank you for always sharing. Keep going girl! , fondly Shary

  6. Barbara Fox says:

    Your collages are wonderful! Your sense of humor kept me smiling at each piece. Take care and healing thoughts coming your way daily.

  7. Nancy Davies says:

    What a hoot! I love your sense of humour. The Tupperware collage really resonated. I’m pretty sure I made myself a dress quite similar to the one the cat lady is sporting, and at my bridal shower, I received a whole set of Tupperware from my sister and her friend. Some of it is still going strong. Keep creating when you can, and best wishes for your health.

  8. Kay Lister says:

    Our friend Pablo wrote this after he saw your work, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. Get well soon,” Picasso

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