Thursday, October 31, 2013

Last of this Series For Now

This is the last one in this series for now.  I do have lots of other ideas and imagery and may very well revisit this at some point.  I like the Gelli print background and how the upper part is sky like.  The photographic element is from a photograph of mine that I altered.  The title is: Raymond Looked Toward the Future with Hope.  For me this is a good place to end the series for now.  I have had a very challenging fall but things are feeling much better now.
I just finished a large final project for the online collage class I have been taking- it's a collage mailart postcard project- I made 22 of them each one different- I needed 19 for the class but couldn't stop.  I will be posting those next.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Loose Ends

It feels like ages since I did a post.  I have been gone for a week visiting friends and family in Iowa.  I realized I didn't finish posting the collages from the series I had been working on before I took the collage class.   Clint Realized That Playing Games Can Have Serious Consequences is the title of this one.  Like the others it has a Gelli print background.  I really appreciate all the comments and support many of you have given to me on this blog.
I am finishing up my collage class- our last assignment is a mail art exchange.  We are making collage postcards and sending them through the mail- I have 20 to make- the reward will be getting 20 in the mail from the others.  I do love mail art.  I will post some of the ones I make for this later on.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Blues

After I finished the orange cards- I ended up doing these three- the opposite of orange.  It was fun making these in a color theme.  I just may have to do that more often.  As I have mentioned before I do love making these little cards- I always end up having so much fun.  Enjoy.

My friend Robert sent this to me and I love it:

Monday, October 14, 2013

Artist Trading Cards for October

I am in 2 different ATC groups- one group likes themes and the other is open.  The theme for the one group was orange and I had such a great time.  These are all one of a kind.  I liked the idea of working with one color for an overall composition.  The leaves up where I live have been orange- sad to say in Northern Minnesota they are now falling fast...leading to-oh no not that!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CitrSolv Fun

This week the assignment for the collage class was to make some papers using National Geographic magazine pages and applying CitraSolv ( a natural solvent) on them.  This breaks down the ink in very cool and unexpected ways.  Here is a link to a site where you can see what other artists have done with this technique.
I used my papers for backgrounds- on a couple of them I scanned the paper and altered it.

Navigating Through Uncharted Waters

Time Waits for None of Us


Trying to See the Future

Saturday, October 5, 2013

More Collage Class Pieces

Here are the last four collages from our last assignment using tracing paper printouts and layering.  I really liked this and plan to do more of them. I liked the size- 4 by 5 inches-  bigger than an artist trading card yet smaller than I usually work.

This one is titled: No More Fake Smiles

He Could Run But Never Hide

Chance Toss

Back In Step

Friday, October 4, 2013

More Collage Class Fun

I am really enjoying the online collage class I am taking from Randel Plowman.  I am of the age that I still find this amazing that this is possible.  When it works technology is a wonderful thing.
This assignment was about layering and we also printed some images out on tracing paper.  I had never done that before and I loved it. These are 4 by 5 inches.  I will post 3 this time with more to come.

The first one is titled:  Coming Back To A Safe Harbor

This one is: Fighting for Love

Reaching From My Soul