Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Orange Series No. 23

Orange Series No. 23
When the Collage Gods align I have to smile. :-)  I love how the wooden Indian and the background papers go together.  Thanks Collage Gods.  Wouldn't that be something if there actually were such Beings?! :-)

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What will humans look like in 100 years? | Juan Enriquez


This is really fascinating! :-)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8lH8tNlAXc







Monday, July 24, 2017

Orange Series No. 22

Orange Series No. 22
I particularly like how the man in green is situated in this piece.  My eye is drawn toward the other two images because of this stance which in turn leads me across the piece.  Also since he is in step moving forward that gives the piece movement.

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Chris Thile - Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 (Complete)




Sunday, July 23, 2017

Orange Series No. 21

Orange Series No. 21
I have used maps, numbers, Portfolio pastels, vintage photos, cartoons, focal points, handmade papers, Woodies, tissue paper, acrylic paint, and graphite pencils in the Orange series.  I am working on the cover to house the series.  It will be a wrap around closure with embedded magnets, a new method of closure for me.  It works well, too.  I used some techniques for the wrap around that I learned at a workshop in Oregon in June.  Thanks Margo Klass.


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Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


Can you image a song called Quarter Chicken Dark.....I love that name!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7EcT5YzKhQ





Saturday, July 22, 2017

Orange Series No 20

Orange Series No. 20
Balance is so important in a piece of art, just as important as balancing on a trapeze.  The colors in this one just work well for me.

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Joni Mitchell Interview




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUu1MvnAecc

Friday, July 21, 2017

Orange Series No. 19

Orange Series No 19
I love how this one came together and it was not planned but evolved.  The woman is looking through binoculars and the cartoon is what is seen through binoculars.  Also, bird watching seems to be involved and as we know binoculars are a favorite tool of birdwatchers.

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The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR5N2Jl8k14

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Orange Series No. 18

Orange Series No. 18
I love how the background goes so well with the main focal point, the vintage clown.  I started using Portfolio pastels again in this series.  I had forgotten all about them for awhile but they are on my radar now.

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Monsieur Periné: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Very catchy!




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Orange Series No. 17

Orange Series No. 17
Did you ever watch the television show, The Lone Ranger?  I did when I was growing up.  I loved that show!  Anything to do with cowboys and Indians and I was ready to sit and enjoy.  I am sure that if I were to watch an episode today I would find lots of stereotyping and racism.  So I will just leave it at the memory level.  Could this little boy be the real Lone Ranger?  In my imagination he could be.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks "Hamilton," New York And His Influences




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7YTPuEMgaE

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Orange Series No. 16

Orange Series No. 16
Oh how I love the softness of the yellow in this piece.  If you were to see my garden I do not do yellow with very few exceptions.  I do love daffodils and tulips that are yellow.  I have a ground cover, a succulent, that has a yellow blossom, but that is it!  I also love how the cartoon goes so well with the two romantics.

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The six degrees: Kevin Bacon at TEDxMidwest




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9u-TITxwoM

Monday, July 17, 2017

Orange Series No. 15

Orange Series No 15
It is as if the main character oversaw something that he should not have seen.  Perhaps he is a witness to a crime taking place or maybe he did not get the raise he thought he should as it went to someone else.  What is your story?

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The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian - very scientific but fascinating.....




Sunday, July 16, 2017

Orange Series No. 14

Orange Series No. 14
It is funny how we have favorites and this is one of them.  All the collage Gods seemed to line up and cooperate.  I love how the performer is leaning in.  The balance just seems to be correct.  The background really works for me as well.  Its layers all come together well in my opinion.

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PEOPLE ARE AWESOME 2014 | BEST VIDEOS OF THE YEAR!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWf8CXwPoqI





Saturday, July 15, 2017

Orange Series No. 13

Orange Series No. 13
I am debating whether or not to punch each of this series binding them together with a Chicago screw. The other choice to to create a little box for the series to hang out in.  I had thought about a wrap around binding, too.  Hmm!  Decisions to make!

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Rubblebucket: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert





Friday, July 14, 2017

Orange Series No. 12

Orange Series No. 12

Beginning tomorrow the last 12 in the Orange Series will appear on this blog.  I did something different in the last 12 as compared to the first 12.  See if you can discover it tomorrow.

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Tatsuya Tanaka’s Miniature Wonders Coming to Print




http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2017/07/06/tatsuya-tanakas-miniature-wonders-coming-to-print/?mc_cid=4c7788c8e6&mc_eid=6417c75388





Thursday, July 13, 2017

Orange Series No. 11

Orange Series No. 11
I just completed a workshop in cold wax with Judi Wise in Gig Harbor, WA.  What a fun time!  Now I am thinking I might finish off the orange series with a layer or two of cold wax.  I will try it on one piece first and see what happens or I might do a separate new piece as a test.  I did not like the encaustic process when I tried it, but I do like working with cold wax.  Funny how that goes!

On No 11 I might add a bit of pigment just under the postage stamp to tone down the lightness in one area.

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The art of cognitive blindspots | Kyle Eschen | TEDxVienna


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOG65rSM5fA

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Orange Series No. 10

Orange Series No. 10
When I cut up the vintage photo that I found at a garage sale I wondered what to do with the arm of the woman who was cut out of the photo.  The arm remained and I did not want it there.  Then I thought about my little liquid acrylic swirls that I do on tissue paper.  So as you see the arm problem is solved as the arm hides behind the black swirl. Perfect solution!

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Amazing Sand Sculptures You Won't Believe Your Eyes


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqlatXOOOYA




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Orange Series No. 9

Orange Series No. 9
Recently I purchased Distress Crayons by Ranger.  OMG!  I love them.  They are water soluable and they apply just like a crayon but one can rub them into the substrate with a finger.  I particularly like them when I have to cover up something with some color but want the pigment to be transparent.  For instance, the black lettering was done on tissue paper.  Some of the white color of the tissue paper showed after drying.  Distress Crayons to the rescue.


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21 Houses You Won't Believe Exist



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MgDN2Rjk44

Monday, July 10, 2017

Orange Series No. 8

Orange Series No. 8

I finished all 24 of the orange series yesterday.  When I was done I laid them out on the kitchen counter to look at them as a group.  I had seen someone do this on Pinterest and thought that was a good idea.  It was fun to see them as half.  Since they are back-to-back I can not look at all 24 simultaneously.
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23 Cool Sculptures You Won't Believe Actually Exist





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6QiH9ZVSk

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Orange Series No. 7

Orange Series No. 7
Each of the pieces in the Orange Series have numbers.  Some large and some small.  Each has a French cartoon, TinTin.  More similarities tomorrow.

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Colibri: an organic motion sculpture




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1scj5sotD-E

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Orange Series No. 6

Orange Series No. 6
One thing about using vintage papers is the musty smell many of them have.  Thank goodness for dryer sheets, you know the ones that remove static cling.  The scented ones work really well at masking any odor.  Just put the papers in a plastic baggie with the dryer sheet and the problem is solved.

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Reuben Margolin: On Kinetic Art



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2HF-1xjpP8

Friday, July 7, 2017

Orange Series No. 5

Orange Series No. 5
I am breaking the rules on this one.....my rules anyway.  Sometimes that happens.  I usually tend to include odd numbers when doing focal points.  This one has four.  Perhaps it works for me because the monkey is carrying a banner over his shoulder.  I had just three images and then I added the stamp on white envelope because it worked.

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Andra Day: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert  - I am such a fan of Andra Day.  I have included her here previously but it is just great to see her on NPR.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3MaEAhXESs

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Orange Series No. 4

Orange Series No. 4
Sometimes I am unsure of whether or not to add just another piece of ephemera to a collage that I am working on.  Auditioning sometimes is the only way to go.  I have even made a photocopy of an in- progress collage and experimented to see just which way to go.  In this one, the stamp with the numeral 4 was the right piece to finish it off.  Without it something was missing.


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Jessie Ware: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

some explicit language....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ-efUsAhc8

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Orange Series No. 3

Orange Series No. 3
For some time now I was focused on finding vintage photographs in a smaller size.  I recently found that I did not have many such photos and decided cropping was the way to go.  I love using a larger photo downsized.

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The Amazing 'Strandbeests' by Theo Jansen

Thanks Jacki Long for sending me the link to this great artist.  You are in for a treat!




http://www.flixxy.com/the-amazing-strandbeests-by-theo-jansen.htm

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Orange Series No. 2

Orange Series No. 2

Although there is a lot going on in this piece somehow it works for me.  I might describe it as busy with many disparate parts.  I had been thinking of one more item but I stopped.  For this series I did 24 backgrounds first.  Each substrate is on a heavy matte board. I created art on both sides of each substrate.

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY


These are simulated fireworks.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LpMB1OZ53g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRCWxuL5bCk



Monday, July 3, 2017

Orange Series No. 1

Orange Series No. 1
I am working on a new series.  I've gone from working with red to where the predominant color is orange.  I think I am 99% sure that No. 1 is finished.  I may do a slight bit more.  It has to rest before I attempt anything else.  I will tell you more about the series as I share each day.

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The 1975: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bIlkpQRyTM

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Tin Can Meander Journal 2

The feet for the letter J journal are the same type as the feet for the domino journal shown yesterday.





Tin Can Meander Journal 2
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Daughter: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-OoG1aGYO0