this was the prompt from the saturday i went to new york, so it only seemed right to combine a bunch of my leftover travel "bits" and make a page about the trip. ok, it turns out i had quite a few elements i wanted to work in, so i cheated a bit and made not one but TWO overlays using scraps of an inkjet transparency, and came up with this three-layer, over-stuffed, over-loaded, mega-collage which REALLY sums up new york to me!!! :)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
heart the art--week 16 (ephemera)
can you even *BELIEVE* it is may already?! nope, nor can i. on the plus side, it means i made it an entire third of the way through our HEART the ART year before falling more than a week behind--go, me! :) however, being as gina's prompts are so clever, and it is so much fun to make my pages, i know that i will be able to finish a couple of weeks outstanding and still get in there on saturday for a fresh new batch of inspiration at tyggereye art! but first, week #16...EPHEMERA:
the first level has a doodle & a few glitzy stickers for a title...level two has images from magazines, a little bit of vintage travel guide, and things cut or punched from brochures we collected in the city--including a bit of napkin from my favorite gelato place! level three is a postcard from the top of the rock observation platform; i love that it just happens to have the same light we saw the night we went there...it's just getting dark, but the sky is still kind of blue...what a pretty backdrop by which to see the lights of the city!
i had intended to gesso or paper over the reverse side of the transparency pages at the end, but when i went to do that, i found that i actually quite *liked* the completely random collection of text and images that were on the back of the things i cut out...so i just left them showing!