Monday, 30 December 2013
Sunday, 29 December 2013
Friday, 27 December 2013
Thursday, 26 December 2013
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Friday, 20 December 2013
Posted by vivienne strauss at 14:26
Happy, happy holidays, everybody!
The title "in the snow lightly falling" is borrowed from a poem called "Solace," written by Dick Allen, the Poet Laureate of Connecticut. The poem has been turned into a chorale piece to commemorate the child victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. If you'd like to read about it or here the piece, go here. The poem and the chorale piece are quite beautiful.
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
I had to photograph this one on the kitchen table, 'cause the scanner did a lousy job on the background. Drawing by Glen Baxter. Unfortunately, I have no info on the lovely circus gals. There are nine rubber-stamped stars: you'll have to take my word for it, 'cause two of 'em are nearly invisible.
Monday, 16 December 2013
I've been working on this for days, and I had so much fun, I'm almost sad it's completed. I'm going to do a whole series of these, I guess. =laugh= I got started on one with wings for last week's theme, but then I got sick and didn't have time to get it done.
Fantasy fish parts are scavenged from about 47 different paintings by early 18th century French artist Samuel Fallours. Background is a list of fish in Fallours's handwriting. Plus watercolor markers and fine-point markers.
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Friday, 13 December 2013
Thursday, 12 December 2013
We've had pairs and duo's before but not trios so this is about all things in three's - triple jump - we 3 Kings - vocal trios - jazz trios - the third programme - three blind mice - the third man - just a few off the top of my head. I'm sure you can come up with more - have fun!
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Friday, 6 December 2013
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Slam Dunk In Turkey
Rejected cuttings from this morning's work glued onto a recently-rediscovered postcard that I never got to send a couple summers ago. Misplaced during an emergency retreat from a family vacation in central Turkey; details include a sunset horse ride in Cappadocia, a daughter, a broken back...you don't want to know...but, all better now!
Sure I have a lot of images that are already cut out (and put in boxes to be used at a later date) but I don't consider them left overs -- like scraps. (And I always clean my work table when finished with an image so I tend to throw the paper scraps into a recycle bin.)
I wanted to truly use scraps.
Luckily I found a bit of striped paper that had been ripped into an oval (don't remember doing that on purpose!) and a fashion illustration that had a corner chewed off of it and although the flowers were carefully snipped, I considered them scrap so here is my "Left Over Combo" (that I pasted onto a portion of solid color cardboard stock that was left over from making another collage.)