When I first started doing collage, Lenore Tawney was a huge influence. She collaged postcards with old papers and drawings and mailed them off to her friends. As a result I have a pile of antique papers that I collected over the years. Yesterday I pulled them out, asked myself why I wasn't using them, and started tearing.... old school collage, there's nothing like it.
Postcard from the Bird, 4 x 6 in.
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown