I just spent the best weekend attending a workshop in Assemblage, led by San Diego artist Susan Osborn. It was especially great because I have been denying myself the pleasure of doing art - I am always working on Photo Styling Workshops, getting ready for my fall college class, our September Food Styling and Photography Workshop, my new book, or something...
For two days I just got to put materials together, gluing, drilling, and cutting with a dremel. Here's a box of nearly finished projects which will be finished next weekend. I'll post finished shots of them and then spend hours updating my artist site, but at least it's art.
Assemblage art arises from "the placement of multiple objects, which may be modified, in a way that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Found art is dfferent in that the artwork is created by using objects that are not normally considered to be art.
To visit Susan Osborn's site: Osbornart.com and blog http://osbornartnews.blogspot.com/