Thursday, 28 February 2013

Chivalry

Being a little lazy...here's one from late last year.

Theme of the Week - Heavenly Bodies

Astronomy, astrology or just your favourite film star - I will leave it up to you!  Have fun!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Dali's Car

I couldn't quite get this under the scanner lid so you have to imagine the extra 2cm all round the edge!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Ms Wheel


42,3 x 23,9 cm
 
The mysterious case of the kleptomaniac Ms. Wheel
 
This one is from the 4th of february this year- only three weeks old - I can´t resist showing it here because it fits so well to our theme this week!

We Love To Ride Our Bicycles


Alf in Space

This will be my last contribution to The Kollage Kit for a while. A brief time-out. Work commitments seem to have been overtaking recently but I hope to return as soon as I can once my current projects are completed. 
Regards, Ron.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

The 1962 Chevy Nova--Truly Timeless Design!

That's the actual cover of the August 1916 issue of ARCHITECTURE.  And that's the New 1962 Chevrolet "Chevy II" also known as The Chevy Nova from an magazine advertisement introducing the automobile.  I always wanted a Nova.  But I never learned to drive!

Big Baby Race


Moon Race


39,5 x 42 cm - 2013

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Laughing Shed

Combined making a new banner for my collage blog  "Laughing Shed" with this week's theme.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Theme of the Week - Transports of Delight

We had flight but now we are down to earth with cars, buses, bicycles, lorries etc. Anything with wheels basically or interpretations there of.  Have fun and mind those fingers!

Monday, 18 February 2013

the 8th plague


The 8th plague = locusts = grasshoppers. The common name for that African species is foaming grasshopper, 'cause not only is it toxic to eat (check out bright red markings to warn predators), but it secretes a noxious foam.

The two figures are from a painting by Hans Holbein. The naked guy is supposed to be Man. I don't know who the other guy is. I made it through junior high Latin, so I'll hazard a wild guess that the inscription on the rock says, "I am miserable Man something something my body is mortal." No shit!

Zedekiah & The Time Tunnel


Green with Envy


another from the archives, I really must try and finish the last of this series this week with new ones.  As you all know, collage is not always a cooperative medium :)

Daniel in the Lion's Den.


Sunday, 17 February 2013

Pride


another from the archives

Miracle Of The Balancing Fruit


Gluttony


from the archives, thought I would be able to do 7 new deadly sins this week but time is getting away from me already.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (English Standard Version)


Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Miracle Of The Luxury Goods


Tower Of Babel


Friday, 15 February 2013

Love thy neighbour

I made this one a couple of years ago so some of you have seen it already. I'm not sure whether I will manage to make a new collage for this theme (I don't seem to have ideas) ....... This was inspired by Hannah Höch and her quirky picture book of poetry.

The Plague Of Various Things


Miracle Of The Tunnocks Tea Cake

Eva


31,5 x 38,5 cm

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Revelations Revised

I began a new collage series awhile back with the goal of making my own versions of the kind of gory, scary scenes found in the Book of Revelations.  Since I re-write the text a little (!) and give it a bit of a skeptical, atheistic slant, I call the series "Revelations Revised." If I ever collect enough of them, I'll make some kind of demented collage bible book, but since I've only managed four to date, that may not be happening any time soon....

Here's the first one:  Those People Hardened Their Hearts.

trouble in paradise


I made this collage today for a "Year of the Snake" swap...I couldn't resist re-titling it for this fun Biblical theme. Background text is from the entry on "serpents" in an 1880 encyclopedia, printed on handmade Thai paper with banana leaf inclusions. South American guava-tree scene is from an engraving credited to Albertus Seba, although I doubt he did the work himself.

Seba was a Dutch pharmacist who set up his business next to the Amsterdam harbor in 1700. He started by asking sailors and ship surgeons to bring exotic plants and animal products he could use for preparing drugs, then got into collecting specimens of snakes, birds, insects, shells and lizards in his house. Apparently Linnaeus visited Seba's collection a couple of times and used it as part of the basis for his famous classification system.

My husband is a biologist: he poured over books trying to figure out the species of the bird and snake depicted. He concluded that the bird is probably a hummingbird, but its shape isn't quite right, so it may have been preserved in a faulty way. The snake he couldn't find in any of his snake books, so either it's extinct, or else the colors are fanciful.

I'm glad y'all like my little informational blurbs... =smile=

Sloth


I was looking for a reason to do the Seven Deadly Sins (I managed to do 4 or 5 last time - going to try for all 7 this week).

Theme of the Week - Biblical Epic!

You don't have to be religious to enjoy the stories from The Bible. The Flood, the Plagues, the Ten Commandments, Daniel in the lion's den to name but a few. Have fun and a happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013

Fly Me To The Moon


I was waiting to use the image of the woman in the seat of a BEA jet and this topic is the perfect time!  As found in a circa 1969 British European Airways brochure.  Moon is from one of my trusty science books.

Planes , Boats and Trains

One from the archives. Still recovering from my weekend away!

Test Pilot


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Friday, 8 February 2013

Captured

I'm a little bit late with this one but I see that I just managed to get it in.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

better living through chemistry


The January issue of American Laboratory magazine had a photomicrograph taken under polarized light on its cover. I don't know what exactly it was a picture of, because they're having a "guess what chemical" contest: they said it was a carcinogen that's been used in the manufacture of dyes. I chopped up the image and layered part of it on top of itself.

The phrase "Better Living Through Chemistry" is a variant of a DuPont advertising slogan, "Better Things for Better Living...Through Chemistry." It was their slogan from 1935 to 1982. According to Wikipedia, "This statement is used for commentary on several different topics, from the promotion of prescription or recreational drugs, to the praise of chemicals and plastics, to the sarcastic criticism of the same."

It's also the title of a superb album by Fatboy Slim.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

She loves you, she loves you not


One from several years ago.

Dotted and striped

Inspired by Micheal´s excellent "Eye Popping Fashions" I´ve cut some dresses, too. Since a while I´m dreaming about designing patterns and sewing clothes.




Collage 2013, 31,3 x 23,8 cm