Thursday, 31 December 2015

May You Attain Your Goals in the Coming Year!

Happy New Year 2016

Theme: what are your 'Resolutions/Intentions' for the New Year and 'New Years Eve 2115'

HAPPY New Year to all of you in the Kollage Kit Group and Visitors!

I'll be happy to choose the subjects in the first 2 months of 2016!
Probably for most of us this were busy weeks without much time for collaging, so I thought we could extend Angie's subject from last week 'New Year's Eve 2115' and add a list of good 'Resolutions/Intentions' for the New Year.




New Year Happy

Happy and peaceful 2016 to all the Kollage Kitters and everyone who looks at this blog. Looking forward to more ace collaging next year!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

New Year's Eve 2115

Albrecht Durer "The Four Riders of the Apocalypse", woodcut, 1498 juxtaposed on a painting by Caspar David Friedrich, "Mountain Landscape with Rainbow" 1809-10 with the addition of an illustration by Blanche Fisher Wright, "Happy New Year" from the Pitter Patter Book, 1918.

Friday, 25 December 2015

This Happy Breed

One from the archive as I am up to my neck in wrapping paper and playing with my new toys! Hope to get back to some snipping when my new EK scissors arrive from the States soon ( Santa forgot them!). Happy New Year all!

THEME: New Year's Eve 2115

Michael is most likely so wrapped up in holiday cheer, I am jumping into the breech.

So dust off those "crystal balls" and see what the future holds in store!

And who is willing to choose the first round of themes for 2016?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, 21 December 2015

for my faithful correspondent


I'm not quite back yet, but I am able to climb the stairs on my hands and knees—no easy feat!—and (finally!) get to my studio. That's where I got the background paper, did the painted white lines, cut up the red & blue & patterned paper, and found the "Peace" & "Brother" stickers in Sticker Bomb's alphabet book. The rest I did downstairs with a stencil, rub-on letters, letter stickers, and rubber stamps.. My poor beleaguered husband Bob had to do the scan and upload.

This is actually a Winter Solstice collage, 'cause I'm a pagan. I'm sending this postcard to just about the only person who mailed me anything during the many months I've been disabled. He sent brilliant collage postcards with delightful mini-essays on the backs, about three or four of them a week.... hence the title.

I'm still confined to a wheelchair for almost everything I do. I've been working hard for months to get to the point where I can stand up readily and take a few steps. I'm going to keep working hard until I can walk, drive, and get my life back. But my damaged legs are balky, so progress is two steps forward, one step back.

Happy Longest Night, y'all, and have a Cool Yule! =grin= At dawn tomorrow the sun will begin its annual return—yay!

Sweet Holiday Wishes

And a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Peace on earth


Wishing all of you a peaceful Merry Christmas and a Happy Ney Year!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Kris Kringle's Kollage Kard

Bit of a 3D thing going on here..
Merry Christmas to all in Kollageland!

Theme of the Week - SEASONS GREETINGS!

Seems a perfect week to send each other some Xmas cheer and wishes for a peaceful New Year! If you are too busy to make something new we understand - it's a busy time of year, presents to buy, puddings and cakes to make, decorations to put up etc. Have fun!

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Weight


I have to confess this is one from the archives (ATC)- 
but I did not expect that I have so much to do during the "tranquil" Advent Season
 (I certainly know that this is not a tragic individual destiny).

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Theme of the Week - CIRCLES

One circle or lots of circles. A circular collage? The circle of life? May the circle be unbroken - have fun!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Monday, 7 December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Theme of the Week - FISH AND CHIPS

This theme is for Archie who hasn't uploaded any of his collages yet but I know he's made lots of fish inspired collages recently so hopefully he'll share them here! It could also be about food in general or the sea. The choice is yours - have fun!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Trouble In Store

One from the archive.

Theme of the Week - BLACK FRIDAY

Scratching my head for what theme to come up with and this one just seemed so obvious as it's Black Friday today and everyone is going mad buying stuff. So consumerism, sales, shopping frenzy etc. Have fun and don't get trampled in the rush!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Sang da nicht die Nachtigall?

I asked a lot of my friends how to translate this title - and I got very different suggestions. 
Could you please tell me which one is right?
"Has not sung the nightgale there?"
"Didn´t the nightingale sing?"
"Hasn´t the nightingale been singing?"
... ??? ...

Four Bird Stamps

The Picnic


Bird ATC's

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

No Ursuline Ducks

Cheating a bit here as this is mostly rubber stamps on an old envelope sent to John Evans, the much missed and much admired collage artist from New York. This was sent to me from Leslie Caldera I think who was given a batch of John's collected ephemera by Evan's wife Margaret after he died to be spread through the network and worked up into some sort of homage. I have already made a small museum for John ( seen elsewhere ) and was wondering what to do with this envelope from T. Baum ( whoever he may be?) . Anyway, here it is , with bird stamps of one kind and another.

'The Birds Bride'


Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sleep well my little friend


Passenger Pigeon Dream

The passenger pigeon or wild pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. Named after the French word passager for "passing by", it was once the most abundant bird in North America, and possibly the world. It accounted for more than a quarter of all birds in North America.

Mr. Apollo

Enquiry

Saturday, 21 November 2015

...and another recent one...


Interiors 5 (Weaverbirds)

(What happens when Elle Decor meets the National Geographic Magazine.)

Tweet, Tweet




This is a page spread from a recently-completed collaborative artist book by Sabine and me called "Double Vision."  Sabine has posted a lovely little video of all of the pages if you're interested, here.