LAURA JOHNSTON

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Holy Smokes, Happy 2017

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Laura Johnston Gloriosity (I'm Coming Out) Digital Collage 2017

Laura Johnston
Gloriosity (I'm Coming Out)
Digital Collage 2017

Laura Johnston Owl Lady (Hello, bitches!) Digital Collage 2017

Laura Johnston
Owl Lady (Hello, bitches!)
Digital Collage 2017

DING DONG! What's up, guys?! I've spent the last couple of months under the radar, hanging out in my metaphorical cave hibernating, processing, and replenishing my energy. I've been in a better mood this past week (than I have been in nearly a year), and have some fun, new collages to show for it!

These are an extension of my surreal sketches/paintings, and I'm digging that I'm not 100% in control of the imagery. I choose what's added and where it goes, but I'm limited to what already exists as far as what I'm pulling from. This has worked out great for me lately, seeing that I've had creative energy flowing in my mind and not much physical energy to do anything with it (scribbles, love you! Depression, not so much.). These collages were made digitally, so hardly any effort on the physical side, just my computer + internet + photoshop. This has further solidified for me that during ruts and times where it feels difficult to get going, I should just do what I can. Even if it's something I don't normally do or may not continue to do. Not only does it help ease the tension of being depressed or creatively blocked, but it opens up doors I may not have come across otherwise. I'm considering translating these collages into a series of paintings!

Other things of lately: tater tots, Chelsea show on Netflix, scribbles, freaking Trader Joe's white cheddar corn puffs (danger zone), Orange Theory workouts, robe as house coat, 10% Happier by Dan Harris, moving slowly.