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

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Shades of Gray

I am sure there are at least 50 here! ; )

Inside out and upside down

                                Abstract versus figurative
                                color versus black and white
                                upside down versus inside out

Travelling Light

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Theme of the week: CONTRASTS

Large and small, bright and  dark, black/white and colorful ......
Have fun!

'The scream of a Butterfly'

'Before I sink
Into the big sleep
I want to hear
The scream of the butterfly'

A part from the song of the Doors ; When the Music's Over
(my favorite boys-band when I was a teenager)

Excusez moi for not being around so often but I'm focussing a lot on drawing and painting ...
and give myself permission to do some self-education on painting this summer ..

Stork Talk

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Atomic Cafe

Just finished this collaged postcard today from a batch PLG in Germany sent me. Clive from the Incredible String Band is playing bongos on one of the tables - not sure if he is the cabaret or just waiting for some hippy food to turn up! Anyway, reminded me of the ATOMIC CAFE soundtrack for some reason. Seem good enough reason to include it here.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Three Graces Updated


Charites, known in Greek mythology as The Three Graces, goddesses of such things as charm, beauty, and creativity. In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae.

"Ohhh Eve!!!"

                           "Please not the Apple!"

I've always learned that fruits makes us stronger ;))

Not exactly the same but definitely 3 of a kind (or 4 or 5)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Private View

One from the archives featuring the king of repetition Andy Warhol.

Conga Line

From the archives...

About Becoming and Passing Away

These heads lay on my table for a while (and I still have plenty of them) -
 I used them already for a collaboration I made with Lynn - 
so in this sense it is a repetition of a repetition. 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Theme of the week: Repetition

Use the same mage minimum twice or three times or more often - maybe you use copies or you have an original image many times or you use very similar ones.
Have fun - and a wonderful week!

Worlds Of Mummy Cloth

One of several scenic postcards from my old mail art chum PLG in Germany which I have been recycling this week.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Going Insane!

Being halfway cutting, gluing and building this ingenious, technical, futuristic 'what-u-see=what-u-get' time-machine, the inventor and collagist completely lost his head .....
Luckely there's a nurse looking after him.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

The Techique of the Playboy

Swanky apartment, cool short monogrammed robe, booze and mood music. Good luck Playboy!

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Robot Party

Happy Easter! One from the archives to start as I expect we'll be quite busy looking for eggs and hot cross buns this weekend!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

This week´s theme: Technic

Technic in the sense of engineering or technology or in the sense of technique (for example in art) or what ever comes in your mind - maybe the technique of the Easter Bunny to hide Easter eggs ?

And - certainly - Happy Easter to all!

Monday, 10 April 2017

: Blueprint: Robot :

Going off for a quick break tomorrow so I've been a bit busy.
This is one from the Archives.