Thursday, 28 February 2019

Correspondence Novels

One from the archive - homage to mail artist Dave Zack who died a few years ago.

In the Galleries

Thanks Fi for all your hard work and good posts

black & white series 02

THEME: anything goes!

Now we have a free theme week, a no-theme week, which means you can make anything your heart desires.

This is my last week of themes, so we need a volunteer who can choose the themes for the next month or two. Anyone interested?

And, after seven-and-a-half years on the Kollage Kit, I will be fading from the scene. As previously announced, I have a book to work on. It's been a fabulous ride, y'all! Thanks so much to all of you, especially our brave leader Michael Leigh, for your support of a brand-new artist who only made her first collage in January 2010. I'll miss you guys! In fact, I'll miss you so much I'll no doubt drop in from time to time to make comments, and maybe even respond to a theme. =grin=

Tuesday, 26 February 2019


From the good old archives.
I have always liked this collage
which I pasted down on an old book cover.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Title of my First Novel

I found this theme really tricky...decided the first big font I saw in the paper would be the title of the book...sorry..will try harder next week.


Messing around with some of my old photo prints and recently
acquired vintage DYMO label-maker.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

The Cake Cut

From the archives.

creature feature

Sometimes I think I choose images like this just 'cause I love cutting out TEETH. =laugh=

Private I, masterpiece of the most advanced technology

I'm in Hong Kong this week, so had to do this movie poster quite quickly, with a handful of leaflets I grabbed last night while walking very fast through Central with my brother and nieces.... luckily for me the leaflets were outside some kind of beauty treatment place, which I tore up (no scissors!) and glued together (I did bring an almost-used up Prittstick with me) and then took this rough photo of (no scanner!).
So I will scan this in properly when I get back to the U.K. next week.

One can only see clearly with the heart ...

"One can only see clearly with the heart, the essentials are always invisible to the eyes."

Cover for "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Friday, 22 February 2019

Sensational New Trail Guide for Bicyclists

Does "World Naked Bike Ride" occur in your neck of the woods?
It does in Chicago.
I am an avid bicyclist.
I have yet to participate.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Art Jam Newsletter Cover

La notte del desiderio

A Novel Full of Tears

dead fish blowout

It's hard to believe it's been six and a half years since the last time we had a similar theme! This is the nutty thing I came up with back then. I imagined it as a comic-absurd novel set in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century.

Daily Mail Annual Of Nastiness

One from the archives.

THEME: cover of a book, or poster of a movie

This week's challenge is that you've been asked to design the cover of a book, or the poster for a movie. It can be a real book or movie, or one you've imagined. Have fun!

Monday, 18 February 2019

Soul Mates

This is one from the archives. I fondly remembered creating it. 
Linda and Paul were truly soul mates.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

the four pygmalions

Sculptor on right is Isamu Noguchi, with his creation.

Colleen Had Arthur Right Where She Wanted Him

Mashup of a beauty from Irving Berlin 1924 sheet music,
found photograph of man,
and background from a science book.

Love in Dystopia

Inspired by 1965 Sci-Fi Noir film Alphaville.
The couple: Eddie Constantine as Lemmy Caution
Anna Karina as Natacha von Braun

Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet. His very American character is at odds with the city's ruler, an evil scientist named
Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Lucky - Yes - if you will be my Valentine

During my Artist Residency in Savannah I found a bunch of vintage Valentine Greetings  in a second hand shop and bought some of them. Here is one of them I altered. 

alienation of affection

From the archives.

Jack and Jill

One from the archive - slightly edited. Happy Valentine's Day all !

His Heartache

After placing her on a pedestal, she rejected his love.

La dichiarazione

Back of the bus

THEME: couples

Let's celebrate Valentine's Day with collages about couples in love. You can pick one couple, multiple couples, famous couples, not so famous couples, hetero couples, gay or lesbian couples... whatever!

Monday, 11 February 2019

Sea of Abstraction

I initially wanted to create a background for a mobile by  Alexander Calder entitled "Fish" 1944, Hirshhorn Museum.

So I started tearing out pages from A Golden Nature Guide entitled:

A Guide to Shells, Sea Plants, Shore Birds, and Other Natural Features of American Coasts

After I assembled the background I thought Calder's "Fish" would DISTRACT from the ABSTRACT I had just created!

May I Have this Mating Dance? ( Couples Theme)

horsing around with light

All elements are representational! Background is a Landsat photo of Antarctica, midground is the aurora borealis, and foreground is purple plants, glass balls, and surface of water.

It Goes with the Art

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Crossing over inside the machine

I thought that one of the most abstract things I could do was to do some glitch-art (ie, moving the thing you're photocopying, as it's being scanned), and then I did some cut-and-tear-and-paste after that.... the Union Jack was randomly chosen, and it was only after I saw the results that I decided this collage was about Brexit, and so now it is.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Leaf Erik Sun

Okay yes, bad pun, but... I found the Leaf on my front door step, on Thursday, it must've been blown there by Storm Erik, and it looks a bit like the Sun, emanating cardboard rays.
None of this was intentional, really, and the title has only just come to me as I was scanning this in, but it seems to fit quite nicely – and so Leaf Erk Sun it must be, and shall remain.

blue spikes

Shipping Forecast