Thursday, May 22, 2014

a is for "ATC" and "ARTICLE" and A giveAwAy, also! :)

ETA friday morning: sorry to re-post but i was soooooo excited that i accidentally published this without waiting for the gorgeous zine pics from tammy! duh, lauren! :) 

i'm happy to be playing along with collage obsession again, after a couple of weeks away.  this time the prompt is, "a is for..." and we get to complete the phrase. meanwhile, the other super-cool thing that happened this week is the new daisy yellow zine (issue #11)* was published, inside of which is an article miss tammy commissioned me to write about my favorite technique, stapled collage! could i BE more excited?! (ummm... NO!!!) :) :) :)

ok, first here's my entry for collage obsession. i decided to see how many A's i could fit into a 2.5 x 3.5" space. so we've got ATC, alphabets (english and chinese!), acrylic, alligator-in-an-airplane (obviously!), agapanthus (the purple flower which kinda looks like fireworks) and in the very back, a bit of aqua atlas. i'm pretty sure you'd have to attend an art show on sesame street** to see more A's in one place, and except for the background, it's all held together with one staple. gosh, i looooove doin' that!

now let's talk ♥GIVEAWAY♥! the lovely tammy has generously given me two copies of the brand-spankin'-new daisy yellow zine to give away!

the gorgeous table of contents for issue #11 of the daisy yellow zine, courtesy of miss tammy

what's inside? well, in addition to the stapled collage article*** by yours truly, there are eighteen incredibly beautiful, color-saturated pages of inspiring content to fuel your art-making imagination, including art journal prompts, brilliant ideas for unfinished journals (b/c we ALL have those, am i right?) thoughts on flash fiction (which i totally want to try now!) index card love, good creative habits, tips, techniques, and of course it's all illustrated in tammy's lusciously beautiful, colorful style. truly a feast for the eyes and a jump-start for the mind! i'll choose two winners randomly from the comments on this post at midnight, wednesday, may 28th, and post the names next thursday! sound good?

excerpt of one of the articles from daisy yellow zine, issue #11, courtesy of missy tammy and also the guest contributor... hey wait!  that's ME!!! :) :) :)

now i just need to remind you to check out collage obsession AND the daisy yellow art blog. good thing we've got a long weekend coming up, because you're definitely going to need some extra creative time to use all the fab ideas you'll acquire there! ciao, darlings! ♥

*issue#11 of the daisy yellow zine is available in .pdf format in the daisy yellow etsy shop for $8.00; there's more information on this post at the daisy yellow art blog!

**or this week's gallery at collage obsession, for that matter! 

***for which i made two brand new stapled collages i'm pretty danged proud of. just sayin'... :)


  1. applauding and acclaiming your accomplishment - an abundance of absolute awesomeness!

  2. Wow, you got all those "a" themed things on an ATC? AMAZING!!!!!!

  3. Clever idea, Lauren...amazed you could attach all that with one staple! It's a great ATC!! Well done!

  4. Love your ATC and just read your article in the Daisy Yellow Zine. I have begun to use staples in my journal collages--Love the little pockets that they make in the layers.

  5. How wonderfully creative! I really love your style. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway drawing. It looks like I'll love your work as much as I love Miss Tammy's!!

    Keep going. I'm subscribing. 💜

  7. I would love to see the zine. It looks interesting!

  8. I love the ATC and thanks for the giveaway (also thanks Tammy)

  9. I would love to get a copy of this zine! I can't wait to read it.

  10. Lauren, congrats on your contribution in Zine #11! We have all be anxiously awaiting publication. I know you are proud. Keep up the great work and thanks for being such a good inspiration!

  11. I've always meant to check out a copy of Tammy's 'zine. Would love to try before I buy! ;)

  12. oh wow!! so much gorgeous!!


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