Sunday, April 30, 2023

Touch of Red - 03


There is lots of movement in this piece.  It all works for me.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Touch of Red - 02

For me it is almost if the clothing of the gentleman and the background create a sort of camouflage.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Touch of Red - 01


Each of the collages in this series has a touch of red.  I really like the visual textures in this piece.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Just Another Book of Collages 06


I have used more pink and pink complimentary than ever before.  It all works for me.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Just Another Book of Collages 05


This one makes me happy.  Maybe it is because of the smile on the woman’s face.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Just Another Book of Collages 04


I haven’t looked at this collage in awhile.  Publishing it here and opening it for the first time gave me a start.  It was as if the collage was twisted and turn.  It must be an optical illusion.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Just Another Book of Collages 03


There is a lot going on in this collage.  There is fabric from sari ribbon; a vintage map; a packing tape transfer; a partial photo of a Broadway show; ephemera with letters and a couple of other pieces of ephemera; and finally some graphite pencil.  Yikes!

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Friday, April 21, 2023

Just Another Book of Collages 01


The collages in this series are in an ATC sized art journal.  There are ten books housed in a box that I made.  I have entered this box and journals into the Summer Show for the Puget Sound Book Arts.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

March 2023 ATC


For the international ATC group to which I belong the theme for the first quarter of the year was a game that we enjoyed playing as a child.  I used Scrabble.  I wanted the ATC to extend beyond the boundaries of the 2.5 x 3.5 inch ATC requirement.  So this time I added string with attached letters.  It worked.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Hello - 07


Sometimes I create a piece that uses colors I would never think go together.  But I am frequently surprised on how well they do.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Hello - 06


I look at what I post sometimes weeks after a piece is completed.  I am frequently surprised and say, “Did I create that collage?”

Monday, April 17, 2023

Hello - 05


I just love creating three element collages.  I have friends who look at collages that I have made and they ask me what is the meaning or message behind this one or that one.  I turn it around on them and ask them what they see or think.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Hello - 03


The background paper came from an artist friend in San Francisco.  I just love how three elements can make such a terrific collage.

Friday, April 14, 2023

Hello - 01 and 02


These two pieces are from a ATC sized book that I recently completed.  In the top one I used two heads at the bottom of the card as the introduction page to the book.  Mini collages are in.  I love creating them.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

No Person Under 21 Allowed - Postcard


I just love how this postcard turned out.  I had done a packing tape transfer from a newspaper article in The NY Times and the piece that you see on the left was the leftover from the process.  Of course it is lighter than the article image since some of the ink has been removed. But I like how it works out so well. Also the No Person Under 21 Allowed was from an article as well.  It just works for me.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Spring Postcard Collections - 04


I like seemingly odd things collaged together.  The back ground behind the fish is a bread wrapper from Ireland.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Spring Postcard Collections - 03


This past week I did not have much time to work on art but I did find two hours to create postcards and I used ephemera sent to me last year that I recently found on my desk.  This piece has a packing tape transfer.  Can you find it?

Monday, April 10, 2023

Spring Postcard 2023 Collection - 02


I imagine that many people viewing this piece above would think it is digital.  It is not.  It was totally done laying packing tape transfers over a substrate from a cereal box.  I added a piece of gelli plate papers and then a few words that I do not know where it came from.  I love how the colors work together.

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Spring Postcard 2023 Collection - 01


I did a little bit of art last week when I was down to the ocean.  I made six postcards with four totally finished.  I will work on the others this coming week.  Most of the time this past week I was organizing my new location for the next six months.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

la moment - 16


I was going through the published pieces in the queue and I found I had not published this collage in January.  It was the last one in the book.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

ATC Sized Book - Balance -04


I love art where boundaries are not respected.  I think of Chagall in this piece.

Monday, April 3, 2023

ATC Sized Book - Balance -03

 Don’t you just want to know what this woman is laughing about.  One could come up with many narratives about her and those men in the background.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

ATC Sized Book - Balance -02


The chair came from a chocolate candy bar wrapper.  I think the chair and the person work together even though the chair is not in proportion to the woman.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

ATC Sized Book - Balance -01


I decided to glue the ephemera directly on the journal page for this one. Negative space becomes more integral to the piece.