Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Another one under the wire.  I kept meaning to do a circle-themed piece, but also kept putting it off. (I'm sure I'm the only one who ever does this.)  Finally made an attempt at a 3-D piece yesterday.  It's got circles...and collage...and meaningless text...and here it is.

speech bubbles

Slipping this new one under the wire... The small bubbles in the central current come from The Great Women Cartoonists by Trina Robbins. They're in chronological order from 1902 in lower left to 2001 at upper right. The rest of the bubbles are just... from everywhere.

For the comix geeks among you (and more power to you!), there is one item that's technically not a speech bubble, but text on a flash panel.

Johnny Catalog

This was actually made for another project but it has a circle in it so no harm in adding it here.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

try again, fail better

Angie's already seen this one: in fact, she's got it. I sent it to her early in our intermittent postcard correspondence. (By the way, thanks for the great Hallowe'en card, Ange!)

Samuel Beckett provides the title. The full quotation, I believe from Molloy, is: "Try. Fail. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." "Failing better" is a concept I often think about when I'm making collages, since I'm a retired doctor who's never had an art class.
I would very much like to make a new one for this theme, but my energy is flagging. Maybe Wednesday morning?