For a while now I've had a little folder on my computer's desktop called "interesting pictures". I put it there so that, as I'm out looking at things on the web, when I come across a picture that trikes my fancy I can save it for later. I don't really have a plan for the pictures in the folder. Sometimes I flip through them to get ideas but it rarely works. Sometimes I draw from them, most are just odd photographs, but usually they are too weird. Sometimes I go through them and weed something out and think to myself "why on earth did I think that was interesting?"
Well this last week was the first time that the folder came in handy. I just started a painting class and my instructor suggested making a collage as a way to start building ideas for a painting. Here's what I came up with: