Friday, 23 June 2017
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Monday, 19 June 2017
Sunday, 18 June 2017
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 Félix 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.
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Saturday, 10 June 2017
Friday, 9 June 2017
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Saturday, 3 June 2017
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.
Friday, 2 June 2017
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!
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!
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Friday, 26 May 2017
Thursday, 25 May 2017
(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?
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Monday, 22 May 2017
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 - CNN.com
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
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).
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Saturday, 13 May 2017
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.
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
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 bit...it's the title page for a little book about the possibilities of alternative universes...
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=