Saturday, August 24, 2013

Was thinking this morning of my source for images. They come mostly from magazines, is most like finding something on the street. Something overlooked, something transitory. That's what makes my heart sing.
The thing overlooked
The thing that is found
The thing that has no worth
The thing that sometimes has history
AND then, of course, I have a weakness for beautiful old things that I buy occasionally: atlases, dictionaries, primers, storybooks.
My main concern with this collage is that the hands are too much perfect. I covered them up & colored the fingernails gray.
In the upper right corner is a 1898 Two Cent Documentary Stamp. This is a revenue stamp  first issued during the civil war for collecting taxes, but then the government kept using them & collecting taxes long after.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bunny Love

Just when I think I can't squeeze out another collage. Another one appears. Sometimes an image has to stew overnight, or several nights to get the interest of another image. This is one of the collages I thought I would have to throw out b/c it just was NOT WORKING! And then one morning it did! I am learning patience.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Let's talk Paper Boats

Newest. I am thinking about shapes, color, texture; letting go of narrative a little. I LOVE a good formula but I was feeling lost in it. I could talk about paper boats for a good hour!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Something to say to the fish

I hope the fish is listening.
Another transparency & a precious bit of paper measuring paper that I got free at HomeGoods. It black on one side & white on the other. I peel apart the paper so I can use both. Many times paper is layered so it can be peeled apart. I LOVE that.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Beach Umbrella

Lovely Stamp featuring Ruggedy Beach, Stewart Island, New Zealand.
Using a transparency for the Beach umbrella woman. AND I cut a new stencil for cloud shape. I was looking all over for a stamp that would give me some good etching-like clouds, but no luck. This stencil makes me happy. I've been pokey about getting collages done. It must be time to re-evaluate my strategy. I feel myself sinking too much in to a formula & not letting my "Little" make decisions. BIG MISTAKE! These works are all about her.