Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Elephant 14 - Accordion Journal

Elephant 14 - Accordion Journal
No. 14 is the last of the Elephant Series.  Each piece in this series has been secured into an accordion journal.

Elephant Series Cover

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Ali Banisadr's Impassioned Landscapes | Brilliant Ideas Ep. 24




Monday, September 18, 2017

Elephant 13 - Accordion Journal

Elephant 13 - Accordion Journal
Do you think this is a Mother's Day photo?  Kind of looks like it.  Love polka dots, drips, and adding texture.  In this case, Portfolio pastels were used.

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Artist Abraham Cruzvillegas Takes on the Tate Modern | Brilliant Ideas Ep. 13




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Elephant 12 - Accordion Journal

Elephant 12- Accordion Journal
Take a note of the tissue paper I created for use in part of the background.  I laid bottle caps down on the scanner and scanned them.  Once I had an image I printed on tissue paper.  Don't forget to use a printer paper backing to the tissue paper when printing or you will have issues with your printer.  If you need more information on how to print on tissue send me an email.

Someone asked me about my images, the vintage photos, yesterday.  Most of the photos are of total strangers. I do not have many family photos.  I decided a long time ago that I would use the originals in my art but one can certainly use photo copies.

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Turning Science into Art: Conrad Shawcross Brilliant Ideas Ep. 20





Saturday, September 16, 2017

Elephant 11 - Accordion Journal

Elephant 11 - Accordion Journal
I am trying to think of other things that I can scan easily to make my own tissue paper designs.  I have scanned dominoes, bottle caps, my Mah Jongg set.  Oh, I just thought of one, checkers.  Send me your ideas.  Any accepted idea will get a snail mail postcard from me.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Elephant 10 - Accordion Journal

Elephant 10 - Accordion Journal
This is one of my favorites of the Elephant Series.  Reason being is because I really like the vintage photo and I created tissue paper out of my Mah Jongg set pieces which you can see in the background.

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The Playful Public Art of Luke Jerram | Brilliant Ideas Ep. 6




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Elephant 09 - Accordion Journal

Elephant 09 - Accordion Journal
Recently an art friend mentioned to me she finally understood why artists might want to do a series. For me a series gives opportunity for creating a body of work on a certain subject.  In the case of the Elephant Series it is obvious to me.  The ephemera dictated the series.  There are common threads in the series and yet there are differences in the way those common threads are used.  For instance, the use of the sewing machine.  All the sewing was very random.  Line was created with the randomness. Each piece in the series has a vintage photo.  Yet each photo tells a difference story.  Each piece has bugs but the placement of the bugs is different or the bugs vary in type.  So for me the challenge was to create similar pieces but with different outcomes.  There is no doubt though that it is a series because of the common elements.

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The Iconic Public Sculpture Art of Jaume Plensa | Brilliant Ideas Ep. 11






Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Elephant 08 - Accordion Journal

Elephant 08 - Accordion Journal
Until I started looking I had no idea how many elephants are on stamps and matchboxes.  I have quite a collection now.  I created my own papers for much of this collage.  One of them I particularly had fun doing was the Dominoes paper.  I took our set of Dominoes, laid them out on the scanner, scanned them and then printed on tissue paper.  I did that with several other things I had around the house.  It makes for a fun collage paper.

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Wilhelm Sasnal and the Power of Image | Brilliant Ideas Ep. 47






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