Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017
Unfortunately Marie couldn't find the right apples so she improvised with balls of wool, but due to her very expressive dancing style these almost got her strangled.
Luckily for us she turned back to knitting warm undergarment again ;))
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Friday, 15 September 2017
Thursday, 14 September 2017
While thumbing through a set of old vinyl album covers in a datebook, I was surprised to see that five out of the twelve covers had trees on them.
All drawings of trees—presumably dated 1940s—from a book titled Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover. Black-and-white photo (1947) of Alex Steinweiss himself.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Mithraism, also known as the Mithraic mysteries, was a mystery religion centered around the god Mithras that was practiced in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to the 4th century CE. The religion was inspired by Persian worship of the god Mithra (proto-Indo-Iranian Mitra), though the Greek Mithras was linked to a new and distinctive imagery, and the level of continuity between Persian and Greco-Roman practice is debated. The mysteries were popular in the Roman Military.
Worshippers of Mithras had a complex system of seven grades of initiation and communal ritual meals. Initiates called themselves syndexioi, those “united by the handshake”. They met in underground temples, called Mithraea, which survive in large numbers. The cult appears to have had its centre in Rome.
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Thursday, 7 September 2017
From my archives. Cut-paper collage with acrylic paint: my first attempt at asemic writing. (The border is asemic writing, as well as what's inside.) I should give glancing credit to Nigel Pennick's historical compilation, Magical Alphabets, since I flipped through it quickly before making this piece. The background is a collage of paper tapes from 7 Gypsies.
"Asemic" means "having no meaning." Your challenge this week is to incorporate some asemic writing in a collage. You can use the asemic writing as a background; you can write it on a strip of paper and glue it down; you can scribble it on top of your collage; you can use pieces of paper to make one big asemic ideogram... any way you want to do it. I'll be posting an example of asemic writing from my archives, but if you haven't done asemic writing before, I encourage you to google it and look at more examples for inspiration. Have fun!
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Friday, 18 August 2017
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Monday, 14 August 2017
...and here it is:
Adam Considers Trading Eve In for a Newer Model,
Concocts Serpent Story
Thinks will settle for me in late August, and I'm looking forward to re-joining the Kollage Kit Parade!
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Saturday, 5 August 2017
Thursday, 3 August 2017
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
I´m planning my exhibition "Das zweite Leben" including the three huge anatomical panels
(beside other collages) at ART-Surgery Blankenstein. Opening will be on 30. August.
Oboe you can see the invitation card which has to be folded two times so you can send it via letter.
Monday, 31 July 2017
Greetings, fellow Kollage Kitters! I am struggling a lot with my damaged legs, but I am walking around, very slowly, and basically doing fine. I can't get up the stairs and down the hallway to my studio very often, but I am in my studio right now, as I am typing these words. =smile=
I made this collage for a swap on swap-bot. The title of the swap was "Put a Fish on It." The challenge was to make a collage postcard with a fish on it, then write on the back, including your partner's postal address and appropriate stamp(s), and mail it to them. I like to get my postcards hand-cancelled, with that attractive round date stamp the clerk uses. In order to do that, Bob (my husband) has to drive me to the post office and then get my wheelchair out of the trunk of the car. I wheel myself into the post office, because I cannot stand up for that long of a time. I wait in line, then get my postcard hand-cancelled. It's fun! It's part of the performance that is mail art, because mail art is a performance art. The clerk and all the other postal employees who helped convey this postcard to my partner in Wisconsin, collaborated with me in this performance. Now I have heard back from my partner that she received it, so the performance is over, and I can show this collage to other people—like you, my friends—without spoiling the surprise.
I don't know if you guys know about swap-bot, but it is a wonderful place. Many tens of thousands of people participate in swap-bot. (Here it is, so you can check it out if you want to.) The way it works is that you sign up for a swap, then you are given two partners: one to whom you send your swap item (e.g., a collage postcard), and one who sends a swap item to you. (In some swaps, you have more than two partners.) When the woman in Wisconsin received this fish postcard, she posted a "rating" to my profile on swap-bot. I responded by thanking her for the rating. The rating can include a comment, feedback on the swap. Feedback feeds my soul!
Anyway, check it out and learn more about swap-bot, if you want to. It's a fabulous place for an artist to make mail art, because you have a deadline—a date by which you're supposed to mail the swap item—and then you get feedback... just like we do on the Kollage Kit. When I was first becoming a collage artist, in early 2010, I learned a whole lot, just by participating in swaps on swap-bot.
Best wishes, my friends! Please remember: feedback feeds my soul. =smile=
Saturday, 29 July 2017
Friday, 28 July 2017
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Friday, 14 July 2017
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Pasted down on an old book cover (book happened to be named "Music Throughout the World) are sheet music scrap-booking paper, typewriter key stickers, an original piece of antique advertising scrap circa 1900, an image of a woman in meditation or dream state from a piece of vintage sheet music and a small piece of bird "scrap".
I first learned of this quote from the late great actress Katharine Hepburn:
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
"An exhausting wonder"
"Which world is my world?"
In 2015 I got a big package form an antiquarian who collected all bookmarks from the books in his shop. I sorted them - receipts, calendars, envelops and postcards, photos .... and articles from newspaper. Some articles had very interesting and inspiring headlines.
These two collages above are the starters of a new series with those headlines. Hope I can continue this series - I have some other headlines on my desk.
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Thursday, 6 July 2017
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Friday, 30 June 2017
Here are some of the Exquisite corpses made by Sabine, Lynn and yours truly.
We send them to each other by post and cover up the parts we made, we just leave a sign where to continue, so it's a surprise until the end for all three of us.