Twofer Saturday.....Happy New Year
Saturday, December 31, 2022
December 2022 ATC - School Photo Series - 06
December 2022 ATC - School Photo Series - 05
Friday, December 30, 2022
December 2022 ATCs - School Photo Series - 04
Funny how pieces of ephemera end up creating a collage. I am thinking I will use more of the enlarged letter with a phrase like Born in Paris above.
December 2022 ATC - School Days Series - 02
Thursday, December 29, 2022
December 2022 ATC - School Days series - 01
I noticed that I must have missed a few days in 2022 and I would not make 365 posts by Saturday, December 31. So I am playing catch-up. This is the first ATC in the School Days Series.
December 2022 ATC - Eve
This ATC was started last May when I did the online workshop with the Everett Public Library for World Collage Day. It has been sitting around until yesterday when it came together as you see.
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Iris, Queen of the Crows
Well, I am in charge of activities for the NW Collage Society and I am working on the next activity. I got this idea for a trifold with a slit so that a collage could be mailed and I have been working on the interior over the last few weeks. I would work on it and then put it down as I did not know where it was going. I decided to print one of my portraits, this one is of Iris, to add to the background. You might know Iris from the documentary on her or from an ad. She is 101 and still going strong. I have no idea whether Iris favors crows or not but I do and so I made her the Queen of the Crows.
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Safety Pin Collage - 07
This is the last of the safety pin collages. Today will be a creating day because I do not think I have anything remaining to photograph or scan. Best get busy! :-)
Safety Pin Collage - 06
This photo reminds me of one taken of me years ago when I was on leave from the army. It is part of my life that I do not think much about.
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Safety Pin Collage - 05
Merry Christmas to each of you. I did this digital card as soon as I saw this image of a ghost town. Check out the window by enlarging the image.
Safety Pin Collage - 04
I especially like how this one turned out. There are legs showing under the safety pin banner. It is of a woman. Why are this woman and this man having their photo taken? Is she older or the same age as the man? What is her story and why is she hidden?
Friday, December 23, 2022
Safety Pin Collage - 03
The background paper to the right of the stitching are homemade. I sanded a magazine paper over a stencil and then rubbed transparent ink into the sanded paper. I love this technique. Caution: If you try doing this make sure to wipe the sanded paper with a wipe or wet cloth. Lots of ink dust will be removed.
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Safety Pin Collage - 02
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Safety Pin Collage - 01
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
December Postcard 03
Monday, December 19, 2022
December Postcard 02
I have a pile of ephemera on a cart next to my chair and this postcard just came together without much elapsed time.
Sunday, December 18, 2022
December 2022 - ATC
Saturday, December 17, 2022
December Postcard - Jumble
Friday, December 16, 2022
ATC Book no. 17
Thursday, December 15, 2022
ATC Book no. 16
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
ATC Book No. 15
To me this woman looks to be a character in a children’s book. There is a warmth about her and she looks to be someone who is quite knowledgeable about life, someone you could trust.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
An ATC Book No. 14
I finally have scanned the covers of the last four ATC books that I have made. This is no. 13.
Monday, December 12, 2022
Postcard - 04
Sunday, December 11, 2022
You're Laughing At Me - Postcard
Saturday, December 10, 2022
December 2022 Postcard - 01
Two-fer Saturday….forgot to post yesterday
Yet Another ATC - 07
This is the last of the series. I had promised to share the cover for this book but I will have to do that on another day. Oops! I also did not post on Friday, another oops! I was exhausted from doctor appointments and trying to figure out tech issues. Sometimes we just have days like that.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Yet Another ATC - 06
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Yet Another ATC- 05
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Yet Another ATC - 04
I especially like how this one turned out. Again the background substrate is show through the washi tape.
Monday, December 5, 2022
Yet AnotherATC - 03
I got a surprise on this one. The background paper was a piece of magazine script. Adding the washi tape with the carp over that background paper allowed the script to “shine” through.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Yet Another ATC - 02
I used washi tape in each of the collages in this series. The pointed leaves seems to provide movement of the eyes upward. Thoughts?
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Yet Another ATC - 01
I have started filling another ATC sized book. Working on them is pretty contagious. I finished the cover for the book yesterday. I will show it at the end of this series of seven.
Friday, December 2, 2022
Prompt Game Postcard - 03
Could this be Hester Prynne from the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne? This postcard is part digital and part collage with found ephemera during the prompt game.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Prompt Game Postcards - 01 and 02
In October and November the NW Collage Society played the prompt game. If you have never played this game before it is where an artistic prompt is given out and each player adds that to their substrate. For instance, a prompt could be add something that has line quality. You continue until you feel you should stop. You can add middle ground and foreground if you like. Here are two examples I did in this game.