Thursday, February 29, 2024

Collaborative Project - 09


Here are the last eight of the mini collages.  I reached my goal.  All of the books are in the cloth teabags.  Now to package them up.  

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Collaborative Project - 08


The last time I worked on a project like this I liked how the 25 collages turned out.  So I made another 25 for me to keep.  They are housed in a clamshell box.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Collaborative Project - 07

 It is exciting to think I will get another box of art sometime in the future.  I do not know if the graphic artist has completed the boxes or not.  One day a surprise package will arrive.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Collaborative Project - 06


I am running out of photos and will need to source new ones.  There are plenty of photos available online through different venues.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Collaborative Project - 05


It took longer than I thought it would to create the 105 collages.  Only 100 were needed but I wanted to keep the extras just in case I wanted to give one or two away as gifts.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Collaborative Project - 04


The collages are only about 1.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches or 3 inches tall.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Collaborative Project - 03


I think there will be about 100 total when I am done creating.  Four go in each book.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Collaborative Project - 02


I photographed the collages that go into the tiny books to shortcut the sharing of those collages.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Collaborative Project - 01


i joined in on a collaborative project.  Maybe not collaborative in the sense of more than one person working on one piece.  This time I sent 25 tiny books to Germany.  The woman collecting the art from 25 artists creates a box for the art.  She is a graphic artist and curates all 25 artists work into a box of art treasures.  My portion of the project is individual books made from teabags and money plant coins.  Within the tiny books are four collages.  I will do a little video of my part of the project in a few days.

I placed a two-sided collage into each side of the teabag pockets in the tiny books.  Each book was then placed into a cloth teabag which I had stamped and hand-painted. 

Monday, February 19, 2024

I’ve Got to Give It a Hand - Behind the front cover and inside the back cover


Tomorrow is the video for the journal.  I do love the weaving above.  Thanks to Jack Ravi for the idea.


Sunday, February 18, 2024

I’ve Got to Give It a Hand - 09

 This is the last two page spread in this journal but not the end of exploring it.  Stay tuned.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

I’ve Got to Give It a Hand - 08


This is my only major use of red in this journal.  Mostly I used earth tones which was a pleasant challenge,

Friday, February 16, 2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

I’ve Got to Give It a Hand - 06

 A good art friend of mine collects pieces of metal on his walks.  I was gifted some of what he has found and here we go using it.  Thanks, Robert. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

I’ve Got to Give It a Hand - 05


I did some experimenting with corrugated cardboard which I am going to continue trying some other ideas.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

I’ve Got to Give It a Hand - 04


Sorry about the glare.  I photographed at night with lights from the overhead lighting.  

Monday, February 12, 2024

I’ve Got to Give It a Hand - 03


I wanted to try and do something different on each page…stitching, buttons, fabric.  It took a bit of time to complete the journal but it might be one of my favorites.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

I’ve Got to Give It a Hand - 02


I tried to make sure that there was some stitching on each of the spread.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

I’ve Got to Give It a Hand - 01


I forgot to do a still photo of the cover of this new tiny journal.  It has a ceramic hand on it.  You might have to wait until the video of the book to see it.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Another Postcard -49


I had no intention of putting the woman with the acrobat.  I was cutting out the acrobat and happened to lay the ephemera on that postcard int he making.  A narrative evolved from that experience.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Another Postcard -48


Now that I look at the completed piece I see an abstract bird to the left of the bird on the hollyhock.  Fun how that turns out. :-)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Another Postcard - 47


I had difficulty today with the packing tape transfer…..not so much creating the transfer but showing it off.  The background had to be just right.  Anything with yellow seemed to work.  I am pleased with the composition.  

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Another Postcard - 46


I never took up the habit of smoking.  Thank goodness.  I remember my father trying to give up that habit.  He started chewing gum instead.  It worked over time.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Another Postcard - 45


There used to be a commercial on tv for Fritos corn chips.  There was a bandit known as the Frito Bandito.  I remember that bandito when I saw this image.  I still love Fritos especially when I make fractured chili.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Another Postcard - 44


I use to be on a bowling team.  Actually I was on many bowling teams over the years.  It was fun having that outlet once a week.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Another Postcard - 43

 I suppose being out on the range each night tending to the cattle would be a very lonely life.  But just think what the stars must have been like.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Another Postcard - 42

 Just another cowboy piece turned into a faux postage stamp.  This is the last postcard for awhile.  I am in the midst of creating three more mini journals.  So I will be working on them up until Christmas.  By the time this postcard is published it will be February and you would not have known that I had a queue of blog entries from December 7 to February 2.  The reason for preparing so many entries is three surgeries.  I will have had both my eye surgeries and on Monday I have my knee replacement surgery….left knee.  This old body is getting new parts! :-)

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Another Postcard - 41


You may have noticed that I use asemic writing in most of my collages.  It is just a great finish off a piece technique.