Monday, 30 June 2014

a certain delicacy of intent

Cut-paper collage postcard, 6" x 9", 15.2 cm x 22.9 cm. Background is 19th century ledger paper: if you look in the upper left (& tip your head to the right), you'll see where the bookkeeper has written "Ditto, Ditto..." Snake by Albertus Seba (who else?). Women are angels from a late 13th century altarpiece by Giovanni Cimabue.

One Night Stand-altered postcard

Trio of Postcards

Sorry I have been rather busy lately and not had much time for collaging. Here's a couple of old collaged postcards from the archive.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

envelope for Denise

I realize this isn't much in the way of collage, but I spent all day writing the 1.7 oz. (48.2 gm.) letter that's inside of this. I'm going out of town, so I need to get it in the mail tomorrow. The rubber stamps are by the French artist Sardon, adapted from engravings by the great (and highly influential) Mexican artist, José Guadalupe Posada. The letter paper was decorated with still more Sardon-adapted Posada images.

Josephine´s Envelopes

And these are Josephine´s wonderful envelopes I found in my  post box. Thank you, Josephine!

Lynn´s Envelopes

And these are the fabulous envelopes I received from Lynn! So much fun to open the post box.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

freedom is a priceless gift

Back in 2005 my postcard creation "freedom is a priceless gift" incorporating rubber stamped words, a Statue of Liberty created out of cancelled US postage stamps and the silhouette of a little girl (courtesy of author/artist Rachel Field, 1894-1942) was entered into a local 'artist-made postcard' competition (PACE) and I went on to win a cash prize and my art work is now in the collection of a U.S. State Senator.  I am going to make a piece for this week's theme but I thought I would share this with you all!  (Oh--you should know the red bow is swiped from a vintage Victorian Valentine postcard!)

ALSO...I recently received a postcard in the mail advising that this work will be included in Carte Postale--The Postcard Art of PACE "a vivid, comprehensive book featuring the winning artwork from the 1995 through 2011 exhibitions".

A Dutch Mammarsupial

                                       Postcard 6 by 8,5 inches
                                                       15 by 21,5 cm

Thursday, 26 June 2014

1 for Mandy, 1 for Carroll, 2 for Tim, 3 for Danielle, 3 for June

Thanks so much for this great theme, Jo! I write lots of letters, so I make lots of mail-art envelopes. This week I'll definitely make some more. This is a semi-random selection from my archives, some of which have rubber stamps, cloth ribbon, &/or plastic on them as well as paper. All pictures show both front & back. They're 6" x 9", 15.2 x 22.9 cm, except for the last, which is 4" x 6", 10.2 x 15.2 cm.  I'm sure y'all recognize the Klimt: 2nd one for Tim, 3rd one for Danielle. I don't know if these are all collage, unless you count the stamps.

Now you know my address, so if you want a long letter in a 6" x 9" mail-art envelope, just write!


I just made this postcard and dropped it in the mail. It's 6" x 9", 15.2 cm x 22.9 cm. A portion of Picasso's "Green Still Life" is in the lower right. The small squares are portions of Sue Simon's "Are There Only 4 Dimensions?"

If you're trying to figure out what the title means, I'll give you a hint: the 5 is the only tricky one.

This is the Art the Art Comes In...

So, I thought it would be fun to post a few of the mailing envelopes that came to me from Sabine in Germany (these contained some of the collaboration pieces we have worked on over the last couple years).  It's so much fun to open the mailbox and find one of these...thanks, Sabine!

'Et qui serait assez fou pour en acheter un?'

That title means something like 'And who would be so mad to buy one?'
I just put together some leftovers,  very intuitive, mostly because of the colors.
Postcard 7 x 5, 5 inches / 18, 5 bij 14 cm

Theme Of The Week: Postcards &/or Envelopes

Hi all,

This is already the last theme of this month and for me it was a pleasure to do. Thanks for joining me on this trip with all of your splendid, very inspiring contributions!

Postcards, envelopes can be any size and any subject you like.
Have fun with it..

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Laurie's Space Annual

Sorry I have some catching up to do - been away for birthday treat weekend in Cardiff , Wales. I started this last week and just finished it this morning!

This is Our Home

Cover liberated from a 1949 Catholic early reader written by Sister Marguerite:

"See our pretty house.  Oh, this is fun, fun fun!"

On The Road (to the office)

This is the cover of an old office book.

The Story of Newspapers

Friday, 20 June 2014

once over the bush

I really am supposed to be devoting 100% of my energy to this massive house project, but I LOVE this theme! So I couldn't resist making something quick and dirty... as it were. 

Altered Book

Thought you might like this. Its a vintage book I cut and glued into a book safe. Not really the theme, just thought I'd share.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Aspects of Nothingness

Did this a couple months ago while I was desecrating an old John Stoddard photo book (front cover).  I thought it would be a good post while I work on another one for this wonderful theme...

A Gothic Romance

Inside ... Outside

These are some leftovers from last week's theme. It's the backside of an image that I liked even better.

Theme Of The Week : Art On Book Covers &/of Book Illustrations

Hi all of you art lovers,

Thanks for all of the great contributions from last week! Very inspiring!

For this weeks theme you can use the outside or the inside of a book cover, or rebuild a book illustration into a new one.
There are a lot of great artists who only work with book covers, one of my favorites is Gideon Kiefer (mostly a painter).

Have fun with this theme!

Birth Of Venus

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Sitting Woman With Fish Hat

Inspired by Picasso's painting 'Sitting Woman With Fish Hat'
The photograph was found, the blue face with the yellow hair was a part of another Picasso painting 'The Dream',
the fish was part of an Hieronymus (there he is again!) painting and the fork came from an old magazine.