I finished the panels for this piece a long time ago, but could not figure out how to put them all together. I finally decided to attach them to two pieces of black suede. I feel pretty satisfied with the way this turned out.
Pieces of the Sky 22 x 10.25 inches
ingredients: vintage book covers, brass stamping, vintage book pages, monotypes, vintage puzzle pieces, vintage game piece, star guide, photograph, vintage maps, watercolor pencils, suede strips, brads, metal findings, book binding tape
In the Search for Roy G. Biv, hosted by Julie Booth and Jennifer Coyne Qudeen, we have rotated through all the "official" rainbow colors and are now on to pink. Pink is a color that has been on my mind a lot lately, as the bridesmaids' dresses for my son's upcoming wedding are in shades of blush and pink. Here's one:
Pretty, yes? I, however, have not been having so much luck finding a suitable pink dress, which is the reason my brain has been so stuck on pink.
Here's a lovely wildflower called meadow pink...
... and another which for some inexplicable reason is known as joe-pye weed...
I love this delicate pink primrose, which grows in my own garden...
This bright pink azalea is a joy every year, and the butterflies love it, too...
... a beautiful carved jade vessel at the Smithsonian in Washington.
Thanks for joining me on the search for pink. To see more, please go to Julie's or Jennifer's blogs for all the pink links!
Once again, made from only scraps found on my work table. This one is a little strange, but I enjoyed making it, and I do rather like it. Kind of 60's-ish - or something.
nonsense – it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in
living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope…
and that enables you to laugh at all of life’s realities.~ Dr. Seuss
I guess you could technically say that I cheated on these, which is why I decided to put them both in one post. Though all the added materials were found on my work table (except for the stitching, of course), these collages are pieces of an old collage that I cut up. I was unsatisfied with it as a whole, but it had some parts that I really liked too much to just throw it away. So, I cut out those redeemable parts and added new materials to them. I actually think I like these enough now to consider them finished work.
Map I 6.5 x 5 inches
ingredients: vintage maps, decorative paper, joss paper, vintage book pages, metallic pens, artist pens, eyelet, stitching
This one is very different from the weekly collages I've done so far; in both style and materials, it's much more like the pieces in my long-onging series called Transformations. These are loosely landscape-based collages I make from scraps of old monotypes, all 7 x 7 inches.