Friday, 28 February 2014
From my recent archives: two skulls in one collage. I'm really busy with social obligations this weekend, but I hope to have time, in a few days, to make a new one. The title is sort of a joke: it's the slogan of a U.S. delivery company, the United Parcel Service.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Great theme! I bet everyone of us has a box full of skull-and-bones themed pieces, ghoulish lot that we are. Because my collage efforts this week have to be squandered on an old project that MUST be finished, I dip into the archives ...
Recent collage work called "Less of This, More of that"
Page detail from work-in-progress, an altered book to be entitled "Smoke"
Page detail from an old altered book project called "Under Vesuvius"
I've been making some painted and collaged skull images recently so thought I would see what you lot would come up with! Skeletons in the cupboard? Pirates on the high seas? Alas poor Yorik? etc. Feel free to interpret in as many diverse ways as possible. Have fun!
Monday, 24 February 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Friday, 21 February 2014
Thursday, 20 February 2014
This can be for KOLLAGE KIT or any blog come to that - even ones that are made up! The dimensions should be 4cm x 30cm for this blog but variations would be acceptable for other blogs. Usually a long thin banner is preferable to a short fat one! ( Landscape mode ) Have fun!
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
Sunday, 16 February 2014
When Miranda Lost the Love of Her Life to Another, She and Her Evil Twin Cassandra Came Up With a Plot
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
This one's from my recent archives. The French sentence, "Parfois le rire de Dada fait pousser une chimère," means "Sometimes Dada's laugh makes a chimera grow." (A chimera is a mythical beast composed of three different creatures.) Foot is that of a Rüppell's vulture (Gyps rueppellii), resident of the African plains. Middle section is the stinky part of a wild arum (Arum maculatum), related to the famous giant corpse flower. The human (Homo sapiens) is from a 1950s ad by Clipper Craft men's clothes for their "Mr. Cool" suit. Speech bubble is from Haunted comics.
Monday, 10 February 2014
Bat Masterson and the Gearheads
Irene and Dookie
A little maxed out time-wise this week, so I also have borrowed from the archives. These guys will eventually be bound into a strange little family album, but in the meantime they remind me of those old cabinet photos of albino circus families, Absynnian freak show women, bearded ladies and contortionists...
Saturday, 8 February 2014
The background is from a Time/Life book about the1900s. The auto is a 1951 Studebaker. And the lovely Miss Leitzel is cut from a reproduction of a famous Ringling Bros. poster that featured her with these words: "AERIAL WONDER DAINTY MISS LEITZEL WORLD'S MOST MARVELOUS LADY GYMNAST."
I found a YouTube video of one of her performances! ENJOY!!
Here is the link:
Thursday, 6 February 2014
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
To see a crow in your dream represents death and the darker aspects of your character. The dream could also be pointing out your annoying habits. Alternatively, the crow may be conveying a message from your unconscious.
Scientist and sleeping woman from a painting by Norman Saunders on the cover of Marvel Science Stories (April-May 1939). The 16 paintings are, of course, by Wassily Kandinsky. Mediocre sine waves by yours truly (note to self: don't try to draw sine waves when your brain is full of coffee.)