Friday, March 18, 2016

Mini Collage Number Forty-Five

Green Rio
salvaged art, vinyl, book page, paper, greeting card paper, matboard
4 x 5 inches
Is this it?  I might come across some other pre-cut 4 x 5s, because stuff just turns up around here.  I do have, however, a plethora of smaller pieces of paper which I will probably start on sometime.  I have no excuse not to be working.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mini Collage Number Forty-Two

Used Equipment Directory
papers from four different sources, matboard, colored pencil
4 x 5 inches
The black paper is from the largest piece of paper I've ever found, which is a poster taken from a grocery store, found in an attic in Kansas City, Kansas.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Mini Collage Number Forty-One

ink, magazine cutouts, matboard
4 x 5 inches
Here comes my last five mini collages, folks.  I have run out of old pieces of 4 x 5 inch matboard pieces--I can't believe it!  I'm so glad that I was able to use up some old stuff and even incorporate it into some designs.  I would have had more if I'd not left them out in the rain for a few days, therefore causing a bit of mold to grow on some of the paper.  They were mostly protected in little clear envelopes, though.

Today I'm installing larger mixed media work at Parisi Cafe in Union Station, through the Now Showing program--!  Very excited!  Pictures to come.

P.S. I'm sorry the title to this one is a pun.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Three Small Collages

So, these aren't "mini" compared to what I have been making, but many other artists would be happy to label them such, because they're only 5 x 7 inches.  Therefore, my distinction for them is "small."
Drops No. 5
hand cut scrap papers, ink, matboard
5 x 7 inches

found and cut magazine papers, matboard
5 x 7 inches

Shake Before Using
cut and found vintage wall paper, magazine cut outs, matboard
5 x 7 inches
You guys, I have so many magazines now.  IT'S RIDICULOUS.  However, they are in neat stacks in my studio or in tubs in the basement, so it's not a hoarding situation, technically.  Also, I'm using them.  Recently, I have helped a friend with her attic (so much left!  so many goodies!), found a tasty hoarding house down the street, came across some sweet nudie mags at an estate sale, and started in on a spot at the farm that I'd not discovered until a couple months ago.  I have a nice cache of found photos and other weird ephemera, too.

Guess I better make some art, yeah?