So delightfully random, these pieces, from many eras, like a quilt made from the children's outgrown clothing, these colorful bits come together in a new and wonderful way. Watercolor demo pieces, where all went well until the dip-pen dropped a big blot on the bouquet -- a delicate pen and ink drawing, a pear from a reductive print (these prints are a treasure trove of cast-offs), and some hand-painted paper with free-flow writing or rubbings from woodblock prints -- so there is some reference to the woodblocks and textural tone. The sources are many and a challenge to meld them with others.
Economics and the environment. It seems that I could just send the faulty works out to the recycling, but the budget will not allow such a thing. If there is a need for a piece of paper with a particular color or form, I probably already have it, ready made!
Collage has given me the chance to use what is available, not looking elsewhere for answers, and for knowing that a creative solution can come about when you show appreciation for the unique potential of what is right in front of you.
Thank you all for following along.