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Anticipating Advent Collage-A-Day Practice

Anticipation.

So much of life is about the anticipation. Forget the actual event sometimes, right? I’m preparing for my annual Advent Collage-A-Day Calendar Practice and I hope you are up for joining me this year.

In 2012, I began making a collage-a-day as my Advent Calendar to create a moment of quiet during the busy holiday season. Many people join me in this practice, maybe even you! I try to keep it simple and portable. All of my supplies fit into a quart size plastic bag. Some collages take a couple of hours, others take only 10 minutes, it all depends on the day. For the past seven years, I have paired the collage with a blog post and a prompt.

This year I’m doing something a little different.

What to expect this year!

I’ll be posting a list of conceptual and technical prompts for all of Advent no later than November 30th here and on Instagram. You’ll be able to download this list or purchase a little booklet of it from my website. I won’t be writing daily blogs, instead, follow me on Instagram to see how I approach the challenge this year!

To get started, I’ve created collage-a-day kits with all the materials and tools to get you started with your own Advent Calendar Collage-A-Day practice. There are only a couple of these remaining! Get yours here.
Retail value: $85. Available now for $50 + shipping/handling. 

What’s in the box you ask? 

  • 2 multi-paper packs filled with letterpress off-cuts, paste papers, vintage stamps and other found papers and ephemera
  • White Gel Pen
  • Black Uniball Pen
  • Uhu Glue Stick
  • Safety scissors with ruler, perfect for traveling
  • Mini-teflon folder for smoothing and folding
  • Letterpress inspiration cards
  • 25–5×5 inches collage substrates (Request color edition for more fun!)
  • ZINE of all the 2019 prompts + some basic tips

What else?

On Cyber Monday, December 2, many of my past Advent Calendar collages will be available for sale in my online store. They will be $50 each, in honor of my 50th birthday. Bookmark the shop site and be ready for Monday! I’ll be sure to remind you when it goes live.

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