Friday, September 26, 2014

A New Kind of Collaboration

I recently took an online collage class with Randel Plowman. One of the last assignments was to do a collaged accordion book.  I posted mine on September 5th  I thought that the accordion book would be a great form for collaboration. So  I decided to do just that and this first one is with Jani Collins, a wonderful artist living in Ohio. I made the accordion books.  One for me and one for her- On the inside we each get 2  spreads to collage.  So in the photo- 1 & 2 = 1 spread  3 & 4 = the second spread and so on.  The back side we both will work on. So the photographs below are my pieces in my book-  I actually just received Jani's book today but haven't photographed it yet.  I am finding this book format to be very fun for a collaboration.

   This is the cover of my book

 These are my 2 spreads together.

 Here's another view of my 2 spreads.

This is the back I started and Jani will finish it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Real Studio Photos

I am participating in Seth Apter's blog project of having artist show what their studio tables really look like.  Not the pretty cleaned up ones that people often show.
I reach a certain point where I just have totally put everything in order- then do it all again.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cyanotype Collages

One assignment for the collage class was to use solar or sun paper- you lay things on the paper go into the sun for a few minute then put it in a tray of water- The paper I had was at least 15 years old but it worked somewhat- Then I remembered I had some real cyanotypes.  These are made by coating nice paper with a chemical solution- then expose it to strong light. I made several years ago and put them away in a box- so it was great to use them finally.

Friday, September 5, 2014

September So Soon!

 A Book and a Journal Spread

I made this accordion book for my collage class with Randel Plowman.  I made mine a bit different than the assignment (I always have had trouble following directions) I did a cover called a wrapped board cover- it's a non adhesive cover where you essentially wrap a board with the paper. The first and last panels of the accordion slip into a slot that is created when the board is wrapped. The accordion is 22 1/1 inches long. I chose to do a continuous collage.

This journal spread felt good to do- I have been thinking how we all have this need to define things.  When sometimes it is best to just feel things and leave it at that.