Thursday, 20 July 2017

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Friday, 14 July 2017

Curios Thing # 25 -pages

Some pages from the latest Curios Thing 'zine hot off the virtual press! Link to the ISSUU copy.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

LISTEN TO THE SONG OF LIFE (created in 2005 for Somerset Studio Magazine)

This collage appeared on page 110 of Somerset Studio -- The Art of Paper and Mixed Media Volume 9 Issue 5 September/October 2005 -- Theme of issue "A Somerset Symphomy".

Pasted down on an old book cover (book happened to be named "Music Throughout the World) are sheet music scrap-booking paper, typewriter key stickers, an original piece of antique advertising scrap circa 1900, an image of a woman in meditation or dream state from a piece of vintage sheet music and a small piece of bird "scrap".

I first learned of this quote from the late great actress Katharine Hepburn:

THEME: We're On Summer Break! So, If You Care To...Post a Collage...Free for All! See You All Back in September!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


"An exhausting wonder"

"Which world is my world?"

In 2015 I got a big package form an antiquarian who collected all bookmarks from the books in his shop. I sorted them - receipts, calendars, envelops and postcards, photos .... and articles from newspaper. Some articles had very interesting and inspiring headlines.
 These two collages above are the starters of a new series with those headlines. Hope I can continue this series - I have some other headlines on my desk.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Curios Thing In Progress

The latest Curios Thing 'zine being collaged. Started a while back and add a bit when the mood takes me. It's easy to start these little books off but difficult to finish them as they need so much tweaking - hunting for the most apt word to fill that empty space etc. Hopefully be finished by the end of the Summer.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Exquisite Corpses

Here are some of the Exquisite corpses made by Sabine, Lynn and yours truly.
We send them to each other by post and cover up the parts we made, we just leave a sign where to continue, so it's a surprise until the end for all three of us.

Bee Or Not A Bee?

That is the question.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Dinosaurs and People Coexist Only in Books, Movies, Cartoons and Collages

The last dinosaurs, other than birds, died out dramatically about 65 million years ago, while the fossils of our earliest human ancestors are only about 6 million years old.

In this collage: Pteranodon, Allosaurus, Kronosaurus, Pterodactylus, Tylosaurus and Plesiosaurus.

Dangerous Machines

Friday, 23 June 2017

The signs on the wall ....

    Not a shadow of a doubt this couple had on their honeymoon travels, but we already saw some    shadow boxing ....

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Theme: DANGER!

I don't seem to remember this one...anyway interpret DANGER! in collage form.

Think: threat, hazard, peril, fear, menace, risk, jeopardy or ???

Monday, 19 June 2017

reaching for the void

Hand from a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Dog from a painting by Geoffrey Martin.

I find myself drifting in the direction of just abstract or semi-abstract collages. So my challenge each week will be to acknowledge the theme in that form.

An Old Coot & His Critters

Specifically a Ringtail (or Miner's Cat), a Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo, a Ring-Tailed Lemur, a Banded Palm Civit and a Margay. Oh, what do the neighbors think?

The Great Caruso's Giant Squirrel

Sunday, 18 June 2017

des chats

Mordant tale of cat who eats rat poison from A. B. Frost's "The Fatal Mistake" (1894). Big cat with red collar by Paul Davis (1975). Encounter of brick and black cat from George Herriman's "Krazy Kat." White arm and white cat from FĂ©lix Edouard Vallotton's "La Paresse" (1896). Black-&-white cat with man's brown trousers and shoes by Norman Rockwell.

I apologize for being so erratic in my participation in this wonderful blog. My health has not been good. But please don't worry about me. I don't have a dire illness or anything critical,  and I'm still very committed to making collages. It's my legs: I can walk, a little bit, with a cane,  but it's a painful endeavour. On the days when I can't walk at all, I can't get to my studio, and when I'm in lot of pain, I can't concentrate well enough to make art. It's as simple as that.

"They're Watching"

Another tricollage just recently made ... started by me, continued by Sabine and finished by Lynn.
I think the pet has a special role in this story .. I wonder what happens if someone whistles ;))

Pets Go Riding

From the archive.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017

Soul Mates

A different kind of soul-mates, this is a fraction of a collage made by Sabine, Lynn and me.
3 different languages, 3 different countries, living miles apart from each-other but connected without borders, by imagination. (in a way connected by Kollage Kit!)

Valentines Card 2016

From the archive. I make Hazel one every year - some more elaborate than others.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

After Dropping Acid, Alice Listened to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Found photograph of a "trippy" looking woman and some references to events within the songs of The Beatles Masterpiece.
The background is antique marbleized paper...I used four different patterns.

Sgt. Topper's Posh Club Band

Friday, 2 June 2017

Another Groovy One from the Archives...


Sorry I didn't have time to do a new one...headed out of town for a month or two, so much packing must still occur.  Will check in with you in late July, so please have a lovely summer without me, fellow snippers!

Sergeant Paper's Lovely Arts Club Band

One from the archive to start with.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

THEME: 50th ANNIVERSARY of The Summer of Love AND the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Okay fellow groovy fab gear Kollage Kit creators. Get in the spirit of the 50th anniversary of peace and love and counter-culture individuals with flowers in their hair. Or celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the immortal Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (May 26, 1967). Did you live through it? Or you can imagine what it was like. Have fun!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Alchemist

One from the archives.

Theme of the week: Alchemy. The Great Art

(above: advertisement postcard form Kulturforum Berlin)

I´m in Berlin at the moment and visited yesterday the exhibition "Alchemy. The Great art" at Kulturforum, Berlin. I thought this might be a good theme for us this week. When you follow the link you can read some informations and see a little video about the exhibition - but this is actually not necessary. Just  follow the ideas which come in your mind - this is most of the time the best thing to do.

This was the last picked theme from me for this period . I hope you enjoyed it and I´m looking forward to the others. Who is next?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Some old Victorian scraps & a couple of shells put together to fit the theme

Pasted down on some "scrapbooking" paper...I might have posted this image on The Kollage Kit some time ago. Or not.  Here it is again or for the first time! : )