Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Just Another Collage Book - 03


As you can see I still love using the film strip washi tape and smashed bottle caps.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Just Another Book of Collages -02


I limited my collage pieces to what was on my table.  I worked on this book while at the ocean this past summer.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Just Another Collage Book - Front and Back Covers


This is another book of collages done on paper from Amazon mailing boxes.  I soak off the front and back of the parts of the box and also iron the corrugated portion once the paper is dry to use as the substrate for the book.  I also tore apart a book that I had from a practice color and design book I had made for a workshop.  I reused those pages as background papers in this book.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Video of the Latest Mini-Journal


This and That - 06


This odd shaped postcard was cut this way because all I had to cut the substrate was an exacto-knife.  I rather like the irregularity.  I made the postcard in the free Seattle collage workshop.

Friday, October 27, 2023

This and That - 05


I used more of the advertisement from the New York Times.  I added the sentence and the images of the men with the background grate.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

This and That - 04


More sunglasses.  The colored images are of a photograph of a friend in Ocean Shores, WA that her granddaughter took at a football game.  It might have been a track meet…..some sporting event. I manipulated and cropped the photo in iColorama.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

This and That - 03


I was thumbing through the New York Times a week ago and in the thick magazine section that comes out monthly I found the photos of women wearing sunglasses.  I cropped them and now they are postcards.  The flowers in this postcard collage were photographed by me.  I turned them black and white in an app.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

This and That - 02


During the free workshop I was playing with a piece of acetate that had numbers on it.  The lighting in the room was excellent and cast a shadow of red numbers on the substrate.  I had my table neighbor take a photo for me and here is the ATC I made.

Monday, October 23, 2023

This and That - 01


I am working with the lighting on this postcard.  I made it at a free collage workshop sponsored by the City of Seattle in Georgetown.  It is a community of small shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Postcards Made at the Ocean - 02


As I cleaned up my art supplies I used some of what I found in the postcards that I created at the ocean.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Postcard Made at the Ocean - 01

 I am cleaning up the condo that I have been renting for the past six months.  Just a little distraction and breaks to make postcard collages.

Passport Journal


Working in Brian’s passport journal that he gave me in Las Vegas last month.  I wanted to keep the passport stamps and so incorporated them into the spread.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Just a Friday Afternoon ATC - 04


I found this bottle cap in the grocery store parking lot or maybe it was a gift from my art friend Robert Stockton.  I can’t remember.    It is weathered and just perfect for a collage.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Just a Friday Afternoon ATC - 03


I found a partially started ATC in a box of papers.  Time to finish it off.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Just a Friday Afternoon ATC - 02


Working with ephemera right in front of me is so much fun.  Every morsel of paper was right in front of me.  I only left the table to smash the bottle cap some more.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Just a Friday Afternoon ATC - 01


It was a beautiful sunny day at the ocean.  Autumn was in the air.  The waves were crashing on the shore and I was working with collage materials spread out on the dining room table.  Collages, ATC sized, just started coming together.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Tiny Book - September 2023 - 009

 Now that I look at the last page of the tiny book I wonder if the sari ribbon works.  Maybe it does looking at the actual book rather than the scan of the spread.  Hmm?

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Tiny Book - September 2023 - 006

 It is more fun holding the book and paging through the spreads than seeing them here.  There is something about the connection between the book and actually holding it in one’s hand.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Tiny Book - September 2023 - 005

 Repeating an image is a technique I like.  In this book I used actual drawings of people and photographs.  I like the mixture that is presented.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Tiny Book - September 2023 - 004

 There is a pocket in this spread and a packing tape transfer on the card.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Tiny Book - September 2023 - 003


I love mixing patterns.  I first started thinking about how a variety of patterns can work together when I was watching Project Runway and Armando, a contestant, used a variety of patterned fabric together.

Friday, October 6, 2023

Tiny Book - September 2023 - 002


I was able to find some washi tape that is blank filmstrips.  It was like receiving gold when the package arrived.  You will see the filmstrips in many of the spreads in this book.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Tiny Book - September 2023 - cover and 001

I love working small.  This little book has nine spreads and it is only about three inches by four inches closed.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

September Digital Collage - 007


There was a happy accident in this digital collage.  I pressed some key on my iPad while working on it and all of a sudden what you see is what you got.  I do not know the command but I am glad for the happy accident.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

September Digital Collage - 006


I continually have discussion with people viewing my work and they want to know “What does it mean”?
I turn the table and ask, “What does it mean to you?”

Monday, October 2, 2023

September Digital Collage - 005


I love vintage portraits.  In the era that this was taken there was no smiling.  Now we say “cheese” to get us to smile.  I wonder if they use to ask the person sitting for a portrait to say “frown”?

Sunday, October 1, 2023

September Digital Collage - 004


I used this portrait before.  If you remember it, the glasses were added and I love how they work.