I finally got my collages done-on Saturday, in my robe and slippers, well into the day. I just can't seem to get up any earlier than 11. And I try. Is my nose growing? These chair images from magazines have been around for quite awhile waiting for me to notice this arrangement. Glad I waited because I like this--alot. Good color, pattern--interesting to the eye.
Now this one serves no purpose other than amusing me. Year of the Dog. I tore out every one of these images I found in magazines--it's an ad for a carpet cleaner. Tediously cut the dog part out of the ad and then just piled them up---till I found the dog in the chair--red, too. They are having a little lesson-about lazy behaviour. Talk about the pot and the kettle!!!
This came about because as I sorted through a LARGE box of magazine pages I came across a page with fish on newspaper. Then, hours later came across a fine art painting of fish and newspaper. How long do you think it took to find the first picture again???? Way too long. I added some tissue over the real fish on the plate--I just do not like fish. This is sort of an essay in pictures of art and reality. Not.
A little "happiness" collage. One door closes and another opens type of thing. I like how the dove is sort of flying out of the heart. The dragonfly represents rebirth or renewal. It's all symbolic and just plain colorful. I collaged a section of a paper napkin--the circles-- to the surface and that was messy but kind of fun. Layers of Meaning was related to Art Collage and Journals this week and was appropriate reading for me, as I had just made these.
Now I am returning to the workroom with a box of gallon size plastic bags. I sorted the images--yet again--and plan to segregate them into subject: florals, vegetables, eyes, repeats, text, chairs (I have more). I pulled out the "how to" and decorating stuff that always manages to get into everything. The recipes have calmed down some. They have their "special place" in a rather large bag--which I notice is sitting much too close to the shredder---I will move that to a safer spot in the kitchen. A friend has her images in boxes. Less likely to slither around as plastic bags do. But where would I put boxes????