It is never too late or too soon to start your art collection. When beginning something new, it often feels best to just dip your toes in the water. No better way to do that than with paper pieces.
Maybe it is because paper feels less precious and more everyday. When you hold it, there is a familiar touch and weight. And it is those same characteristics that allow you to feel a sense of awe that something so commonplace could hold such potential.
In a word, work on paper is accessible. Work on paper is light. It can be carried or presented without the awkward recognition that your arms are not as long as you thought. You can proudly transport it home to the lucky spot without a special vehicle or assistance. In a sense, there is less commitment, but that in no way degrades your affinity or lessens its capacity to start something beautiful.
Sometimes small and almost like a heartfelt letter to your aesthetic senses - art on paper is the poised catapult waiting to launch you into a wider world of collecting. So, do not overthink it. Go with what resonates with you.
Finding the perfect little piece doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, sometimes it is as easy as allowing it to find you!