Thursday, 30 January 2014

Theme of the Week - The Science Of Sleep

Various ways you could tackle this theme - through dreams or maybe nightmares?  Or go the science route.  Which ever way - have fun!

Monday, 27 January 2014

the fifth dimension is closer than you think

Sorry I was MIA for a while: medical issues, no big deal.

The upper background is from a Time magazine photo of an electrical storm over the Grand Canyon. The man in the dog mask is from the Archie McPhee catalog. The lower background is from a painting by Gordon Onslow Ford. The creature is a late Jurassic marine reptile called a Dakosaurus.

The colorful strip in between is from a computer model of superstrings. Superstring theory holds that our universe has many more dimensions than meet the eye—dimensions tightly curled into the folded fabric of the cosmos.

Pushing and pulling a black hole ...

...kept in place by a mysterious hand

Saturday, 25 January 2014

What Happens When You Fall Down the Wrong Rabbit Hole

When dimensions overlap.

I've been trying to use this yearbook page for weeks now.   I thought it perfect for this theme which was quite a challenge, for me I might add.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Queue For Dimensional Portal

Sometimes it's best to just wear a silly hat on these ocassions!

Theme of the Week - The 5th Dimension

Or even the 6th, 7th and 8th!?   "The claim that the cosmos has more than the four dimensions we can perceive — that is, three spatial dimensions plus time — is exotic enough. But the quest to prove that claim brings in a virtual menagerie of mysteries: mini-black holes and dark matter, gravitational waves and cosmic inflation, super-high-energy particle collisions and ultra-powerful gamma-ray bursts."   Have fun!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Prinicpal Ballerina at Home With Her Friends

The interior is from a mid-century magazine advertisement.  The figures are from Diaghileff's Russian Ballet circa 1916.  The costumes were designed by Leon Bakst.

The Blacksmith and His Wife At Work

I made this collage for no particular reason some time ago.  But I think it is appropriate for the challenge.  I am sure cooking in the blacksmith's quarters would result in food smelling a bit horsey!

The beautiful painting is by Sir Edward Landseer and is entitled "The Blacksmith", 1875.

The housewife is from a vintage magazine ad.

Nesting Habits

I used the same couple from the other piece and built nest for them using ads for baby cribs.

Another Dream House

Saturday, 18 January 2014

The Great American Dream

No American home is complete without guns, trophies and booze.

A perfectly green lawn free of weeds is ideal, no worries about the pigment free baby.

I thought it best to post these two together since they complement each other so well.

House of Ten Cats

You can bet Keith Lemon doesn't live here!

Thanks to Henri Matisse for
"The Interior at Nice" 1923


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Joan's Perfect Coffee Made Ernie As Happy As The 'Two In A Canoe' Behind Them

Here's one more from pages of Volume 1, The Encyclopedia of Photography.
The background is a photo by Irving Penn entitled "Two In A Canoe".
The couple making eyes at each other demonstrate something or other about a good photograph.

cluster luck

Another one from the January 2014 issue of National Geographic: beaded jewelry of the Kayapo tribe, Amazon rain forest.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Another One from the January National Geographic...


While Scuba Diving, Jennifer Encountered the Famous Triplet Brothers ~ Terry, Thomas & Tony

This week has been kind of hectic and I am happy to get this collage off!

I own Volume One of The Encyclopedia of Photography and have used bits and pieces of it in numerous collages.  I prefer working with images that are printed on matte versus glossy stock and although the volume contains some glossy images the bulk of the book is printed in black & white on matte paper.

star anguish

Rocks, specimen boxes, and three starfish--all, of course, from the January 2014 issue of National Geographic.

The last of its kind

Oh - forgotten to sacn that book I used  .. sorry for that! It was one about Grand Canyon.

War Of The Worlds

Another from the World Of Wonder book.

The Wonderful Beauty Of Science

Another from the World of Wonder book.

Monday, 13 January 2014

National Geographic January 2014...

Fi and I have chosen to carve up the same issue of National Geographic this interesting exercise!  You will find several pieces from her below, and here are the three I worked on this morning:

 Wombat for Dinner
(okay, so it isn't really a wombat, but sometimes one must sacrifice truth for humor...)



And finally, here is the cover of the magazine Fi and I are both using this week:

a craving for order

The dried paws are of European moles, collected in the Netherlands. In the center are fragments of butterfly wings.

All images from the January 2014 issue of National Geographic.

only connect

The title is from E. M. Forster, of course, from his novel Howard's End: "Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer."

All the images are from the January 2014 issue of National Geographic.

Lung Fish

This collage , like all from this week by me, will come from this rather battered book called "The World Of Wonder" - 500+   pages of delight!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Wheel of Chance

I'm really in the mood to push myself today-- this ad I sliced up and wove back together and the words were too good to toss so I added a collage poem.  

Street Dance in Budapest

And this is the book I dissected: