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night gardens march 6 2015

 

Here is one of my newest collages — assembled from assorted pages from an old map book and random images from some magazines.

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Whirl around Paris with Belle (Day 19 collage)

Collage I created from a Toulouse-Lautrec postcard, scraps from a magazine, ripped pages from an old french dictionary, rick-rack & feathers. Visiting Paris in October was inspiring and I see how it is influencing the themes of my collage work.

Assemblage Day 16

Decoupaged wood transformed into an assemblage — wine glass, moss, a porcelain doll head, paint + other ephemera. My daily goal of posting of posting a project on social media is being realized as I am making the time to create everyday. Not easy with the amount of design work I have currently, but I have made this personal project a high priority.

After spending occasional afternoons creating little collages last year and randomly posting them to social media, I decided 2014 would be the year I attempt to create a collage/assemblage a day. It is an ambitious effort as my days tend to fill with other priorities, but I thought it would be fun to at least see how many collages I can create. The goal is to create something quick + fun; not to be labored. These fast exercises actually keep me sane when I am in the midst of massive deadlines with my design business and assist me with at creative solutions on a graphic project. I believe in play, the random joy a little collage can be + an unexpected solution. There are no mistakes here. Here’s to the beginning of a creative 2014.

Pages of collages week 1 2014

 

 

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Here is another dream world sealed in glass. After posting my project and writing the description on my blog on Tuesday, I did a little research online for “assemblage”. I  happily discovered an artist by the name of Lynne Parks, who creates amazing assemblages in old printers trays. She fills each of the small compartments with vintage treasures — tiny bits of discarded ephemera. I loved this quote by her. “When you treat scraps with reverance it redefines what has value.” So true.

art jar blog

Last Saturday, a free summer afternoon and my raw, creative energy inspired me to revisit these dream jar assemblages. Small collages I created and printed on card stock are inserted into the center of the jar. Moss, beads, rhinestones, charms, flowers and sequin birds embellish the cards; it’s a very spontaneous, random process. Lids are colored with paint, wrapped in vintage trims and rickrack or layered with an assortment of fabric flowers and wine corks. What began as a plain store-bought jar is now transformed into a imaginative little glass composition filled with paper, beads and glitter. Now my shelves are filled with eye candy and I cannot wait to create more! Enjoy!

http://www.misprintedtype.com/v3/project/invisible.php

A brief entry today:: Just came across this amazing little website and slide show as I was researching ideas for invitations. The artist is a designer from Brazil, Eduardo Recife. His combination of fractured typography, found images, collage and small hand drawings are truly wonderful. His style reminds me a bit of Martin Venezky. The movie (link above) is a poem and visuals; click on each panel to scroll forward. I want to stop working on this computer and start collaging immediately!

collage work by Eduardo Recife

Old catalogs given to me became this collage — pieces of images and type created the textured, abstract background, then I painted over it and dressed with a layer of glitter. Little buttons add a statement and finish the collage. Created last weekend when I had a brief break! The deer is from my vintage illustration collection.

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