Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mini Collage Number Nineteen

Spin Cycle
vinyl, fabric paper, 1960's magazine image
4 x 5 inches
This was an 'O' from my failed letter series.  I had a really hard time naming this one.  Alternate titles: Whirlpool, Next, Pink Paradise.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mini Collage Number Eighteen

Laundry Pile
magazine bits and pieces
4 x 5 inches
Literally used stuff out of my trash can.  Took longer than you'd think.

Hey!  Instagram!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Mini Collage Number Fifteen

magazine paper cutouts, painted paper, math book on matboard
4 x 5 inches
Nicotine, leaded gas, Vivaran, math.  Yummo.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mini Collage Number Eleven

hand cut scraps from magazines 1950-2011 on matboard
4 x 5 inches
All hand cut drops from the trash pile.  Use it all, girls.  Use it all.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Mini Collage Number Ten

First Place
random bits of left over pieces on matboard
4 x 5 inches
The idea came together quickly in my head, but this one took longer than most.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mini Collage Number Nine

Babes, Bumpers, and Birch
magazine cut outs, ink, matboard
4 x 5 inches

I do not know if that is really birch.  Probably not.  No apologies.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mini Collage Number Seven

It's a Party Now, I Guess
1940s newpaper, painted book page, magazine cut outs
4 x 5 inches
My foster kittens have been getting bigger, therefore more destructive.  I found this random piece of newspaper in the middle of the floor one morning pulled loose from my pile of ephemera by rambunctious little creatures.

See pictures of the furry devils on Instagram!  Art, too!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mini Collage Number Four

Arthritis in Geneva
magazine cut outs, map from travel guide, vinyl
4 x 5 inches
I peeled most of the vinyl (in the shape of a 4) off and reused the front of this little one.  Shame to waste a good map, outdated or not.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mini Collage Number Three

Class Reunion
painted magazine ad, found lady heads, book edge
4 x 5 inches
Guess which one of these women came from a hair dye ad.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mini Collage Number Two

Fewer words, emphasis on images.  Shut up and look:
Bravo Bromilead
1960s coupon, fabric paper, 1970s plant book cut out
on matboard
4x5 inches
I actually bought the plant book, which made me feel silly, but I don't regret it.  I'm going to cut that mother up good!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Mini Collages

I'm going to start posting my collages because I want to share and this is a way for me to keep on with it.  Basically, these are exercises, like the ones from the last post, but mini.  I went on a tear and have almost depleted my 12 x 12 inventory of unused matboard, and can't buy more from a certain hobby chain for a big discount because they don't bundle them up anymore.  But I did make a ton of little 4 x 5 letters and such that didn't sell and I happen to still have them in storage, so I'm reusing!  It's my favorite!

See more of these, or groups of them, or them in process, on my Instagram feed, because it's FREE and FUN!

I will share these in the order in which they were made.

Number One:
cutouts from magazines dated 1950-2011
painted 1960s book page
Stay tuned for more!  We'll see what they do to my larger work as I start back on bigger scale "canvases" (wood and such) and add lots more vinyl and paint to stuff.

Here's to 2016.  Let's do this.