Sunday, 29 December 2013

On the net

From the archives - but it fits too good!
And Happy New Year !

Caroline Ponders the Difference Between a Square Prism and a Cube

The most beautiful Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (22 March 1808 - 15 June 1877) was an English feminist, social reformer and author.  The man and the cubes are from a vintage arithmetic book.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Breaking out (of the box)

got myself in an abstract mode and now I can't get out!

Boxing Match

Here's one from the archive as I don't have much time now to make new stuff.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Theme of the Week - Boxing Day

Seems like an obvious choice. Can either be the fighting kind or the cube you put stuff in. Have fun!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Make A Joyful Noise!

It's the image I created for our holiday card.  That's Harvey the Cockapoo on violin, husband Ted on harpsichord and yours truly belting out a Christmas carol!  Happy Holidays my fellow collagists.  All the best in the coming new year!

Peace on Earth

One from the archives - but nevertheless I´m wishing you all all the best!

The Queen's Christmas Hat.

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the gang! - Ron.

Friday, 20 December 2013

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

from the archives of 2009.

One of my favorite goofy ones I've done.

In the Snow Lightly Falling...

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

Messy Fishmush and A Flappy New Year!

One from the archive - too busy with other stuff at the moment to make anything new!   All the best to all the Kollage Kit folk and followers!

Theme of the Week - Seasons Greetings

A chance to wish each other and all our blogging friends a Merry Xmas and A Happy New Year !   O yes, and here's a link to the OBRIGADO blog for those of you who have kindly sent mail art to the VAC Gallery show.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

She departed this world for another

and went to look for the loons.

3 pairs of loons in this one - I made a big mess this week, looking for things in threes, this piece finally came together late Wednesday.

three times three equals nine

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

trois absurdi-poissons

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.


The Smell of Fried Chicken Came Wafting Up the Stairs

I could not believe my good fortune while paging through a LIFE magazine from March, 1958.  A full page advertisement for Swanson's Quick-Frozen Chicken featured "a trio" of the yummy looking stuff on forks.  I then laid my hands on my vintage book of black & white photographs that I like to use as background and voila!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

The Trio Sailed Until They Reached The Lone Cypress Tree

I have a book of black & white photographs of the United States coasts.  The black & white silhouette of a Cypress Tree is on a beach in Carmel, California.  The bathing beauty is a vintage porcelain figurine.  The two gents in a dinghy are from a children's book about sailing.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Gang of Three (Chinese Pants)

Theme of the Week - Trios

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

Space Debris

This was done in a bit of a rush - busy time of year!   Also must mention the OBRIGADO  mail art exhibition blog which is up and running.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Women With Wings

The dancer with wings is Anna Pavlova as a Dragonfly.  A vintage Barbie doll dressed as a Flight Attendant (I believe one of the first Barbie dolls--I cut this image out quite a while ago and don't remember).  The little bit of reproduction Victorian scrap from a Dover book has the word "PEPPERY" on it.  And of course that's a nice image of an angel.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Theme of the Week - Flight

I guess it must be my turn to pick the themes for December!   OK here's an old favourite - things with wings , up up and awaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!   Have fun!  O and many thanks to Viv for choosing such great themes for last month!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Some Scraps From This Morning's Work

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 don't want to know...but, all better now!

Left Over Combo

I had a real problem with this theme.

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.)

The Magic Reindeer

Monday, 2 December 2013

Sumo Wrestler

More from the scraps box, plus a left-over piece of ironed grocery bag from an artist's book project and some rubber stamping.