Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hummie & Hands

This collage is not numbered so its not one of the 'starters'. Still using up those brilliant hummingbird images from the National Geo.
Yesterday I started making a book of collage. I had an old withdrawn book from the library & had tipped in pages & used it for a journal for only 5 days in 2011. I painted over all that & started in with collage. No journal writing. I found myself not taking it seriously, just in a hurry to fill up the pages so I could call it done even though I'd only just started. Typical. Had to do some re-working. I will start posting those collages.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Daily collage. I am Symbol Crazy! I guess they could be called "icons"; little fat birds, fish with teeth, houses, hearts, wave silhouettes  They appear lots & I never tire of using them. Everyday when I am faced with a blank collage paper, I think, "I can't do this today".
And then I do.
I made a bargain with my very young self that she is in charge of these works or "plays" rather. She always makes the right choice & if things don't work out I can throw it away of recycle into another part of something.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Its been a very long time since I last posted. For awhile I thought I would never make any pictures again...and I didn't. Then one day it came back & I am making collages everyday; both in my Visual Journal & on sheets of 8 x 11 paper. This one has a hummingbird from an old National Geographic article which includes many wonderful images of hummies. I'm not done  using them all yet. I LOVE to work from my table top - meaning I use the scraps that happen to be lying right there. That is the richest source of materials for me. Sometimes I go searching through the stash to freshen up the table leavings!