This collage came about when I took an online class with Misty Mawn. We had already learned about layering backgrounds and our next step was collage. I was struggling this particular day with the background, getting it exactly the way I wanted it. You probably wouldn't believe that the first layer was red and blue. After staring at the background I just began to cut up different colored patterns I was seeing in magazines. I didn't know what I was going to do with them I just kept cutting and cutting hoping for inspiration to strike. Then I came across an image of a bride and I thought what if I made her dress out of all the different colors and patterns that I was cutting up? The finished piece is what you see here and has been the inspiration for a series of "bride" paintings I've been working on for 2010. By the end of the year I will have 104 paintings done, I'm currently in the 60's!