Friday, 23 June 2017

The signs on the wall ....

    Not a shadow of a doubt this couple had on their honeymoon travels, but we already saw some    shadow boxing ....

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Theme: DANGER!

I don't seem to remember this one...anyway interpret DANGER! in collage form.

Think: threat, hazard, peril, fear, menace, risk, jeopardy or ???

Monday, 19 June 2017

reaching for the void

Hand from a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Dog from a painting by Geoffrey Martin.

I find myself drifting in the direction of just abstract or semi-abstract collages. So my challenge each week will be to acknowledge the theme in that form.

An Old Coot & His Critters

Specifically a Ringtail (or Miner's Cat), a Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo, a Ring-Tailed Lemur, a Banded Palm Civit and a Margay. Oh, what do the neighbors think?

The Great Caruso's Giant Squirrel

Sunday, 18 June 2017

des chats

Mordant tale of cat who eats rat poison from A. B. Frost's "The Fatal Mistake" (1894). Big cat with red collar by Paul Davis (1975). Encounter of brick and black cat from George Herriman's "Krazy Kat." White arm and white cat from FĂ©lix Edouard Vallotton's "La Paresse" (1896). Black-&-white cat with man's brown trousers and shoes by Norman Rockwell.

I apologize for being so erratic in my participation in this wonderful blog. My health has not been good. But please don't worry about me. I don't have a dire illness or anything critical,  and I'm still very committed to making collages. It's my legs: I can walk, a little bit, with a cane,  but it's a painful endeavour. On the days when I can't walk at all, I can't get to my studio, and when I'm in lot of pain, I can't concentrate well enough to make art. It's as simple as that.

"They're Watching"

Another tricollage just recently made ... started by me, continued by Sabine and finished by Lynn.
I think the pet has a special role in this story .. I wonder what happens if someone whistles ;))

Pets Go Riding

From the archive.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017

Soul Mates

A different kind of soul-mates, this is a fraction of a collage made by Sabine, Lynn and me.
3 different languages, 3 different countries, living miles apart from each-other but connected without borders, by imagination. (in a way connected by Kollage Kit!)

Valentines Card 2016

From the archive. I make Hazel one every year - some more elaborate than others.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

After Dropping Acid, Alice Listened to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Found photograph of a "trippy" looking woman and some references to events within the songs of The Beatles Masterpiece.
The background is antique marbleized paper...I used four different patterns.

Sgt. Topper's Posh Club Band

Friday, 2 June 2017

Another Groovy One from the Archives...


Sorry I didn't have time to do a new one...headed out of town for a month or two, so much packing must still occur.  Will check in with you in late July, so please have a lovely summer without me, fellow snippers!

Sergeant Paper's Lovely Arts Club Band

One from the archive to start with.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

THEME: 50th ANNIVERSARY of The Summer of Love AND the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Okay fellow groovy fab gear Kollage Kit creators. Get in the spirit of the 50th anniversary of peace and love and counter-culture individuals with flowers in their hair. Or celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the immortal Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (May 26, 1967). Did you live through it? Or you can imagine what it was like. Have fun!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Alchemist

One from the archives.

Theme of the week: Alchemy. The Great Art

(above: advertisement postcard form Kulturforum Berlin)

I´m in Berlin at the moment and visited yesterday the exhibition "Alchemy. The Great art" at Kulturforum, Berlin. I thought this might be a good theme for us this week. When you follow the link you can read some informations and see a little video about the exhibition - but this is actually not necessary. Just  follow the ideas which come in your mind - this is most of the time the best thing to do.

This was the last picked theme from me for this period . I hope you enjoyed it and I´m looking forward to the others. Who is next?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Some old Victorian scraps & a couple of shells put together to fit the theme

Pasted down on some "scrapbooking" paper...I might have posted this image on The Kollage Kit some time ago. Or not.  Here it is again or for the first time! : )

Monday, 22 May 2017

The Murmur-maid a.k.a. the Mermaid

The girl sprouted out of my imagination.

I just discovered and admired the art of Mari Katayama, she is very inspiring to me.
Here's a link to some of her art : Mari Katayama's provocative self-portraits -

Saturday, 20 May 2017

mussel women

Mussels (common name for diverse bivalves—the German Muscheln can mean simply shellfish) by Ernst Haeckel.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Snails Love Tunnocks

One from the archives.

ammonite woman pauses to clear her syphon

From my archives.

I think it would be cool to be an ammonite. You'd have most of your body tucked away in a hard shell, use your syphon to jet around in the ocean, control your buoyancy with gas bubbles, and of course, use your ten tentacles to catch things to eat. (In this version, one of the long tentacles with the pad on the end is modified to have an elbow and fingers.)

The ammonites were closely related to the modern squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. But they are no more: the last of them died out the same time the dinosaurs did.

If you're wondering why ammonite woman's shell is such a shiny gold color, it's because the rock of the fossil was replaced with iron pyrite (fool's gold).

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Mr Blue Sky

Inspired by ELO and the recent 2 week run of good weather in Scotland - sadly ended today. :(

background pattern: william morris

No, I don't know where the alien face (mask?) came from. It was in a rack of postcards with no info on the backs. I liked it so much I bought several. (Bad habit, that.)

But this isn't about the foreground. This series is about my sharing with you some of my supplies—in this case, patterns for backgrounds. I adore William Morris patterns: they make anything in the foreground look fine, even a weirdo insectoid clay face. This blue-and-white floral pattern came from a book titled William Morris: Giftwraps by Artists.

P.S. I should've made this collage for the theme of "Repetition." That was a great theme. I'm sorry I missed out on it.

COLLAGE Every Monday

Another version of this - from a well thumbed and snipped copy of British Comics , a book I have found very useful over the years.

Anatomical triptych - in progress

A while ago I found a vintage anatomical panel in the net. 
It is pretty big - 63 inches (160cm) - and this size is really challenging me. 
I´m working on a triptych and finished (almost) one of them - humans as machines.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Money Pit

Variation on image I have used before.

Strategies for a Parallel

I've been distracted for the last couple weeks, working on several altered book projects, not doing a lot of collage.  But here's a little's the title page for a little book about the possibilities of alternative universes...

multicolor box

I decided to share by giving y'all a look at some of my supplies. One resource I have is colors—specifically, boxes of colored clippings: red, yellow, blue, and so on. This collage was created from the box labeled "multi."

Apologies for having been away for so long. I started my rehab in the summer of 2015, when I was so confined to a wheelchair I couldn't even stand up. Now I'm just about to ditch the wheelchair, since I've learned how to walk and do stairways with the help of a cane. But rehab is a slow and often rocky process—I'm still falling down—so sometimes I can't even make art. =sad face=

The Winning Kick

Image from a 1952 copy of El Grafico a sports themed magazine from Argentina. Background from my book of textiles entitled SWATCHES.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017