Friday, 27 November 2015

Trouble In Store

One from the archive.

Theme of the Week - BLACK FRIDAY

Scratching my head for what theme to come up with and this one just seemed so obvious as it's Black Friday today and everyone is going mad buying stuff. So consumerism, sales, shopping frenzy etc. Have fun and don't get trampled in the rush!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Sang da nicht die Nachtigall?

I asked a lot of my friends how to translate this title - and I got very different suggestions. 
Could you please tell me which one is right?
"Has not sung the nightgale there?"
"Didn´t the nightingale sing?"
"Hasn´t the nightingale been singing?"
... ??? ...

Four Bird Stamps

The Picnic

Bird ATC's

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

No Ursuline Ducks

Cheating a bit here as this is mostly rubber stamps on an old envelope sent to John Evans, the much missed and much admired collage artist from New York. This was sent to me from Leslie Caldera I think who was given a batch of John's collected ephemera by Evan's wife Margaret after he died to be spread through the network and worked up into some sort of homage. I have already made a small museum for John ( seen elsewhere ) and was wondering what to do with this envelope from T. Baum ( whoever he may be?) . Anyway, here it is , with bird stamps of one kind and another.

'The Birds Bride'

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sleep well my little friend

Passenger Pigeon Dream

The passenger pigeon or wild pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. Named after the French word passager for "passing by", it was once the most abundant bird in North America, and possibly the world. It accounted for more than a quarter of all birds in North America.

Mr. Apollo


Saturday, 21 November 2015

...and another recent one...

Interiors 5 (Weaverbirds)

(What happens when Elle Decor meets the National Geographic Magazine.)

Tweet, Tweet

This is a page spread from a recently-completed collaborative artist book by Sabine and me called "Double Vision."  Sabine has posted a lovely little video of all of the pages if you're interested, here.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Theme of the Week - BIRDS OF A FEATHER (blog together)

I know we've had a bird theme before but I know how much they are enjoyed so here it is again. You could spread the net wider and have flying things in general if you wish. Have fun!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Saturday, 14 November 2015


Urban Dictionary defines a "picker" as:

An early bird who hunts swap meets, estate sales, thrift stores, etc. and scoops up the good deals - often for resale in antique shops or on eBay.

I pasted this collage on the inside of a vintage book cover.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Theme of the Week - WHAT THE DICKENS!

Make your collage vaguely literary this week - book covers - books you have read or one's you have made up! Have fun!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Featuring Tea and Trumpets

Doesn't quite fit on the scanner so a bit cut off each side. Nevermind - you get the idea!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Autumn Outing

Black & white background is a view of The Chamonix Valley, Rhone-Alpes Region of France.  Those gals are from a vintage how to knit magazine.  Pumpkins in foreground from a watercolor instruction manual.  Autumn trees from a book about the earth.  This was fun to do but to me it doesn't even look like a collage...just an arty 1960s fashion shoot!

Autumnal Bigfoot

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Theme of the Week - AUTUMN ( Fall )

Timely theme now we are surrounded by falling leaves of every hue. Celebrate the coming of Winter or not as the case may be! Have fun!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Drops of Red

Dogs of War

Leo & Pipo

Collage created at the invitation of Leo & Pipo, masked French street artists whose art revolves around paste-ups, the pair sneaking vintage black and white photos of finely dressed ladies and gentlemen into the streets of Paris, invoking a kind of nostalgia and bygone glamour.

"Excusez Moi, is this the Red Room?"

Red Comet

One from the archive.