Saturday, September 30, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

September Digital Collage - 002

 I have used all of the ephemera in previous works.  I like doing digital collage.  Finding ephemera that works together is a challenge.  

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Postcards Made at the Ocean - 03


I am trying bits of original photos to make a collage.  I like creating using parts of the original.

September Digital Collage 001


I had a difficult time with the color of the font for this digital collage.  I must have tried ten colors and really never came up with a satisfactory choice.  Everything else works for me.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

September Postcard - 02

 Smashed bottle caps as ephemera  is too much fun.    The face in this postcard is made using packing tape transfers.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

September ATC - 01

 This postcard has been lying around for awhile and finally I finished it.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Post Vegas Retreat - 04


There is a lot going on in this piece.  For me there is a circular movement that keeps on going.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Post Las Vegas Retreat - 03


This is perhaps my favorite of all the collages from the Las Vegas series.  I backed the packing tape transfer of the man on the left with a gelli print that I had made.  The transfer allows the gelli piece to show through.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Post Las Vegas Retreat - 02


There are three packing tape transfers plus a photo in this piece.  Can you find the two images of women.  One is obvious and one is not.  Look closely.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Post Las Vegas Retreat - 01


While in Vegas I completed 17 collages.  Since being home I needed to finish four pieces in that series and did so this weekend.  In this piece I overlayed a packing tape transfer onto an image from a wine label.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 17


I created this postcard as a warm up the first day of the Las Vegas Retreat.  I like how it turned out.  Can you find the humor in this piece?

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 14


There are many textured papers in the background.  The paper was brittle but now has a second life in a collage.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 13

 There is a lot going on in this collage.  I did all the backgrounds first in this series before adding focal points.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 12


Mr. Potatohead is not an image I would have normally used but he works here with the colorful background.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 11


I have used Le Roy Brown in several pieces that I have done.  That is because I have many letters addressed to that name.  I like the grid feeling in the background.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 10


This one really works for me.  If you look closely you will see Elizabeth Taylor’s image repeated.  The image of the man and woman came from a vintage magazine.  The red paper had specks of papers imbedded in it.  I like how this specks and the piece over the man’s head work together.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 09


I love how the monochromatic tones worked in this piece.  I was not sure about cutting part of the photograph and leaving part but I thing it works.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat -08


There are times that I just do not know where an image comes from and that is the case for this photograph.  It was larger and I cropped it and it is vintage.  Maybe I got it when I taught collage workshops.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 07


Do you ever get the question….What does it mean?  I always turn that around and ask, “What does the piece mean to you?”

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Friday, September 8, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 04


I love weaving strips of words within a vintage photograph.  Thanks for that tip Jack Ravi.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 03


I did bring photographs with me to Vegas, but I used “found” ephemera from the other participants.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 02


The fun part of attending an art retreat is finding just the right ephemera from other artists’ ephemeral stash.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Las Vegas Retreat - 01


For four days at the end of August five artists gathered in Las Vegas for an art retreat.  We rented a house and spent each day working on creating books with original collages.  What an amazing time we had!

Monday, September 4, 2023

Round Table


This was to be my third entry in the NW Collage Society Fall Show.  Simple but effective.  Not selected for the show.

Sunday, September 3, 2023



This is the second entry in the NW Collage Society Show Fall 2023.  I love the use of negative space.  It was not selected for the show, however.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Lemon Drop


The NW Collage Society Fall  Show 2023 opens in October.  I am submitting this piece to that show.

Friday, September 1, 2023