Do you ever try to snuggle up to someone you love and you find their shoulder isn't as soft as you imagined? Maybe their collar bone is pressing against your cheekbone in an uncomfortable way? Or the height of their chest makes your neck twist into an awkward angle?
You find yourself propping parts with pillows or scooting down trying to find that perfect spot. The spot where you fit with the person you love.
It's the best spot in the world, isn't it? That's what I wanted to capture in this collage.
I may seal the whole thing and glaze it with white to accentuate the gaps between some of the shapes. I think the glazing might take the hard edge off some of the cuts too. (My college professor always admonished me to hold my knife at a 45 degree angle toward the paper, but I still haven't learned!)
Mostly I'm just happy with how the shapes came together to make up the design. I worked hard to get that right before I started. Here's one of my original sketches. You'll notice, I changed the foot and removed the man's leg in the final piece.
If you would like to try your hand at paper collage, may I recommend this blog post where I show you how to approach it with a really simple, beginner project: How to Create Pieced Paper Shapes for Mixed Media Collage.