Thursday, 30 May 2013
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Onions courtesy of a vintage garden catalogue.
The background is a page from a vintage book on The Czech Republic. It is a scene of Hrad Likava located in Slovakia.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Friday, 24 May 2013
Sorry I've been so diverted by what's going on at Flickr and starting up at ipernity that I completely forgot about the theme. Lots of growth and colour in our garden at the moment and Chelsea Flower Show on the TV constantly so seems appropriate for this week's theme. Happy gardening!
Saturday, 18 May 2013
I decided to take this theme in a slightly darker direction, to at least put some Angst into it. =laugh=
Background paper from Luxe Paperie. Interior from a 1960 magazine ad for Knoll textiles. Diving bodies from a 1959 ad for Kellogg's Corn Soya cereal (which looks disgusting). Man's head from a comic book called G. I. Sweethearts. Woman's head from a comic book called Adventures into the Unknown. Text from a 1959 ad for Pepsi-Cola. (It's amazing how much inane text magazine ads used to have.)
This is from the archives of 2009 but I remembered a friend comparing to Richard Hamilton so thought I would post this and try to do a "fresh" one as well.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
My homage to Richard Hamilton! What fun...the nude clutching her pillow was cut from a small format men's magazine circa 1950s. The doll is from a book on collectible dolls. The room they are in is from a 1968 issue of INTERIORS magazine. Out the window is a bit of scrapbooking paper, is that a Luna Moth? I liked the color coordination of the pillow and that particular paper.
Theme of the Week - Just What Is It That Makes Today's Home's So Different....? ( Homage to Richard Hamilton )
One of the pioneers of Pop Art in the UK in the 50's and a master collagist, painter and printmaker among other things. Have fun !
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Noam Chomsky's bespectacled eyes and his arm and hands holding chalk along with actress Colleen Dewhurst's mouth and chin and a relic found in the Indus Valley pasted on a found sepia photograph = Homage to Hannah Hoch.
(Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, historian, political critic, and activist.)
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Saturday, 11 May 2013
24 x 20,5 cm
I love Hannah Höch too! We have had a fantastic exhibition here in Düsseldorf/ Germany in 2011 called "The other side of the moon" with female artist of the avant-garde only, including works from HER! It was so wonderful to see her original collages!!!!
Here is my try to honor Hannah (thinking it´s better than my flop last week :-)
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Slipping this one in under the wire here...what impressed me in looking at reproductions of Peter Blake's work was his penchant for 4 X 4 arrays. So, honoring his pop themes and primary colors, I made a 4 X 4 array of my own. And I finally got my idol, Patti Smith, into a collage—yay! (That's her in the lower left corner.)
Monday, 6 May 2013
I had a great time discovering the art of Blake in all it's various forms. I am particularly drawn to his use of stripes of color. The background for this piece is an oversize 'Dutch Boy' brand paint chip sample procured from the local hardware store. The pre-cut dogs were found in a packet of scrapbooking materials. I picked up several of the paint chip samples years ago and never knew what to do with them. Voila!
Saturday, 4 May 2013
Thursday, 2 May 2013
So many great paintings, collages and assemblages to admire. The Sgt. Pepper album cover, the Toy Shop, portraits of wrestlers and film stars to name but a few.