One of the things I've been collecting for years is tissue paper. I also love to use dressmaker's pattern paper in my collages. I have a feeling that I'll be digging into my stash for the projects in this book. I'm also thinking that my fabric scraps are going to come in handy.
For the past four years, I have been participating in several collage exchange projects. The best one is the International Collage Exchange run by Dale Copeland of New Zealand, for details on how to participate, go to http://outofsight.co.nz/Dale/collage.htm . Dale has posted one collage from each artist in archive files - you can view hundreds of original collages by visiting her site - a great inspiration! Thanks to this exchange, I have a fantastic collection of collages from all over the world. It is great fun to receive my package from New Zealand and enjoy my own little art show as I study each collage. Check it out, it's terrific!