Monday, July 11, 2016

Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope
A few weeks ago I went to a flea market and found a great primer reader.  It only cost $3.00 and the seller wanted to know what I was going to do with it.  I mentioned that I was a collage artist and I told her I would be cutting pictures out of the book.  You should have seen her face.  She said, "You know you can photo copy the images!"  I think she did not want me cutting up the book.

My philosophy right now is to use the originals.  I have so much ephemera and I really do not need to save images.  I say use them.  That is what I am doing with the photos that I am sorting through.  Use them!  I can't take them with me.  I have no children to give them to and I still have them all documented in the art that I do.  Most of the photos I have are nameless. So use them I say! :-)

6 comments:

Connie Rose said...

I'm with you -- use that shit up! I'm doing the same with fabrics I dyed years ago that I'd been saving for the future. NOW is that future!

Jacki Long said...

Me, too! I'm with you and Connie!
Way past the saving for later stage,
now, use it! ;o)

amy of four corners design said...

Let me chime in here as well - yes, use the originals! I have found that there is always more if needed!!!

Brian Kasstle said...

I love "use that shit up!" Awesome!

jacqueline said...

Yes...originals are always better quality...and what could be better than using them in art that will be seen......

tgarrett said...

Nice one. I am also going to say I seldom copy things- somethings I get online and must print out but over all time to use it.