not to be conceited, but this is one of my favorite collages i've ever made, EVER, in my whole entire life. the paper source narwhal stamp that stephanie gave me is obviously the star of show, but i think a big part of what i love about this is that for some reason i almost randomly chose COBALT ink instead of black or dark brown to add the stamped bits and it changes everything.
india during the raj
i wish i had placed the cigarette card and it's attendant cluster of elements a couple of inches further to the left, so that more of the map showed. other than that, i'm pretty happy with this one.
buddha in the trees
more or less a clean up collage, using a bunch of scraps that were on my worktable, plus the buddha which i cut from a cool screen print on ledger paper. the photo --an alley of birch trees i took at grounds for sculpture a couple of years ago-- i must've printed out on inkjet transparency at some point and then not used. i do love using photo transparencies in collage. i kind of feel like printing out a bunch of random ones so they're available when i'm collaging.
it's not exactly a collage, since it's only two itemas; just a mandala i drew on glossy pink magazine paper, then cut out and attached to the index from an atlas.
i'm pretty sure the orange child's flashcard was one that kirsty vittetoe found and shared with me when we went thrifting together in las vegas, years and years ago. how it came to have a vintage swimming lady on top and get mixed with bits from architecture and crafting magazines is more of a mystery...
i'm always surprised how often my original collage idea morphs into something completely different because i got inspired or distracted by the colors involved. this is another of my collage + stamping series, i am really loving the combination. this one has some old distressed rub-on transfers, as well.
next stop eiffel tower
one of the artists i follow on instagram, @yenchin has been making really amazing collages that combine washi tape, journaling and an almost random selection of rubber stamped images. you can probably tell that i've been seriously impressed and inspired by them. since i don't really journal, i add text in the form of vintage book pages. and sometimes giant flowers and cars cut from magazines also make an unexpected appearance...
(this is why i never worry about "copying" someone else's style; i never have the same ingredients and i always wind up adding some kind of laureny curve ball, lol!)
happy, happy sunday!
happy first day of october!
do something really *FUN* before today is over!