Collage A Day

A Collage A Day
In order to jump start my creative batteries I am creating a mixed media collage piece to post every day. It's all about "upcycled" paper that would otherwise end up in a landfill. And I'm also hoping to generate a smile or two. I’m fascinated by language and am often inspired by oxymorons, onomatopoeia and odd turns of phrase as you can see by my titles. I enjoy giving new life and meaning to rejected and neglected items. Disparate images are juggled and juxtaposed from within my vast palette of old papers and ephemera.

Monday, December 13, 2010

"It's Just a Possibility"

The three ravens are copies of lino cuts I made after taking a class taught by Sherrie York, my good friend and an amazing print maker with a very fun and informative blog.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

"Authentic Reproduction"

The typography here is from a beautiful limited edition art calendar hand printed on an antique press.  I thought it fit well with the old typewriter keys.

Monday, December 6, 2010

"Fuzzy Logic"

More Art Deco silliness, with a beautifully written old legal document copied from the local courthouse archives.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Controlled Chaos"

I've been making handmade paper and I recently shredded and chopped some pages from a book of old art deco designs and I used them to make some very cool "confetti" paper.  The pieces that came out of the shredder were so interesting on their own that I kept some to use in the collages that I am presently working on which also include some other bits from the original book (and other stuff).