Thursday, 30 May 2013

Zippy Is Dead

Here's a cheerful little start...

Theme of the Week - Circus Ring

We have probably had this theme before or something similar but a good one to wheel out again.  All the fun of the fair and the big top!   The greatest show on earth? Stop clowning around and get collaging!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Little Onion Gardener of Hrad Likava

Girl with wheelbarrow is a modified image of the oil painting entitled "The Little Gardener" by J. S. Copley, R.A.  (She was wearing a large hat with plumes that I lopped off!)

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.

Alice In Gardenland

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Hannelore's Garden

One from last year...


pressed flower

I will try to do something a bit more colorful soon - though life has been very hectic as of late.

Jackie's Tea Garden

This was actually quite an old collage I started back in the 70's and got buried under books and magazines etc. and re-surfaced recently. I added a few extra bits for this theme but it may have things added in future - who knows!

Urban Gardening

a waste of good tomatoes

Hi guys, I'm still moving into Ipernity, but I couldn't resist throwing out this old collage with a background from a gardening catalog. =chuckle=

Friday, 24 May 2013

Theme of the Week - Gardeners Delight

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

today's moderns

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.)

Happy Hour With Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Hamilton was a Hollywood kinda guy, so here we go......

Beatles on White

Hello again everyone!
My homage to Richard's poster for The Beatles White album.

Beulah always warms up with a few exercises before commencing with the holiday house cleaning.

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.

Designed For You

Thursday, 16 May 2013

At Home With Marnie and Marie

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.

RH - Trial

Homage To Richard Hamilton

I had already plundered this copy of Richard Hamilton's classic collage "Just What......"  and had a few bits left over which I found again and used for this version.

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 !

It's All Gone To Hoch!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Dada Wedding

struggling with all aspects of my art this week, I added the challenge of only creating collages with one image cut apart.


28,2 x 20,5 cm

This is my last piece for this weeks theme.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Homage to Hannah Hoch

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.)

Fake Hannah Hoch

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Falling in love with a Mammoth

 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

Welcome to my Willage, Said Hannah

LOVE Hannah Hoch stuff.  If I made a Great Pantheon of Fabulous Women Artists, she'd definitely be there (...and Louise Bourgeois, and Georgia O'Keefe and Louise Nevelson and Kathe Kollwitz and...)

The Consonant Factory

cheating a bit using one I made last week or so but hope to do a few new ones, Dada is my favorite!!

Theme of the Week - Homage to Hannah Hoch

Another collage genius from way back.   Anything dada will do  do!

The Tattooed Lady

This started life as a mail art pass along photo-copy back in the 80's or maybe earlier - sent to me by Michael Scott , a much missed genius networker from Leeds.  Originally you had to rubber stamp her tattoos on and pass along for someone else to do the same but I've collaged mine on.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

four by four

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.)

Roy Rogers

A Little Museum For Hazel Jones

Monday, 6 May 2013

Homage to Sir Peter Blake

Looks like Petey and Pogo's owners commissioned Sir Peter Blake to design an invite to their birthday party!

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


Heavy theme, because I don´t now Peter Blake, too. So I jumped more on the Pop Art- theme than on Mister Blake. And this is more Roy Lichtenstein: comic adapting, clear colors, screenprint raster... Just playing around a bit.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Sgt. Pepper's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Well, taking the easy way out, here's my tribute to a very talented man that I had never heard of!

Sgt. Peter's Blakey Band

Theme of the Week - Pop Art ( Homage to Peter Blake )

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.