Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Collage #30

WooHoo! Here is the final collage #30 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

Collage #30



I'm planning on exploring collage but not on a daily basis. I have some fiber pieces that I need to start working on. Here is a list of things I learned by creating these collages:

1. Creating one small piece of art a day is doable.
2. Limiting the time for each piece helped to elevate the urge to over think and judge the piece.
3. I tend to use orange a lot. I use to be a "green" girl.
4. I'm embracing darker, muted colors.
5. Layering, layering, layering
6. I got into tearing up the paper.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Collage #29

Here is Collage #29 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

This collage is a tribute to an amazing artist and supportive friend, Linda Friedman. She loves red circles and birds. Here's to you, Linda!


Collage #29


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Collage #28

Collage #28 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

Collage #28


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Collage #27

Here is Collage #27 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

I decided to lighten up this collage because the last few have been very dark. This collage was inspired by the artwork of Jason Rohlf but in my style. When you get a moment, please check out his artwork.

Collage #27


Friday, September 26, 2014

Collage #26

Here is Collage #26 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

Collage #26


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Collage #25

Here is Collage #25 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

I like the way this collage turned out. It incorporates painting, stenciling and, of course, collage. 


Collage #25


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Collage #24

I'm nearing the end of myself imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here. Here is Collage #24.

This collage incorporates the use of bark paper that I printed with white acrylic paint. I love the way this paper shreds when you work with it. I'm thinking of using bark paper for a larger piece. It was fun to test it out on this small collage.

Collage #24


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Collage #23

Collage #23 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

Is this piece a collage? Hmmm? Technically,no but when I was cutting up the paper this design came to mind. Another artistic license collage.


Collage #23



Monday, September 22, 2014

Collage #22

Collage #22 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

I'm happy with the way this piece turned out. The design reads as a pattern repeat. I like the color combination. Very earthy.

Collage #22





Sunday, September 21, 2014

Collage #21

Collage #21 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

I like the simplicity, layering and colors of this piece.

Collage #21


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Collage #20...sort of

Collage #20 (sort of) of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

Technically, this piece isn't a collage because it's only one element on the page. I was playing around with painting used dryer sheets. This crumbed piece had wonderful texture when I adhered it to the sketchbook so, I decided to leave it as is.  Let's call it artistic license. 

Collage #20


Friday, September 19, 2014

Collage #19

Here is collage #19 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

Collage #19


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Collage #18

Collage #18 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

As with Collage #17, I added a little social commentary in this one. This time it's a bit more subtle.


Collage #18







Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Collage #17

Collage #17 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.

I've been looking through fashion magazines lately for images/text to use in these collages. I couldn't help but add a little social commentary in this one.

Collage #17 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Collage #16

This is Collage #16 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here. The past collages using images from magazines haven't been successful...in my opinion. I'm happy with the way this collage using magazine images turned out. 


Collage #16

Monday, September 15, 2014

Collage #15

This is Collage #15 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here. The organic circle stamp was created by my friend and amazing artist, Linda Friedman. You can purchase her stamps from her etsy store, Linda's Art Quilts.

Collage #15


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Collage #14

Here is Collage #14 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here. I'm still trying to work out how to use magazine images in my collages. 


Collage #14


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Collage #13

This is collage #13 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here.  I really like this piece if I do say so myself. Using real leaves on top of the handmade papers seems very organic to me. "Pleasing to my eye" as they say.

Collage #13


Friday, September 12, 2014

Collage #12

Here is Collage #12 of my self imposed challenge of creating one collage a day for 30 days. You can read more about it here. 

This is another collage that I don't particularly like. As with Collage #9, I'm posting all my daily collages even the ones I think are unsuccessful. 


Collage #12




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Collage #11

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge here. Okay, I have to admit this collage took longer than 30 minutes. Cutting up the paper into small pieces then gluing them down was a bit tedious but worth it.

Collage #11


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fiber and Art Quilt Exhibition Reception at Escondido Arts Municipal Partnership Gallery

The reception for the Fiber and Art Quilt Exhibition at Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery is Saturday, September 13th from 5:30pm to 8pm. My piece called "Underneath" is hanging along side some amazing artwork. I'm looking forward to see all the pieces in this exhibit. 


Concurrent exhibitions: 
Designing Weavers Bonds and Connections
Escondido Art Talk Transformed Chairs
PhotoArts Group The Mind's Eye
Beverley Pecunia Wild Flowers of San Diego

I hope you can stop by!

Collage #10

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge here.

Collage #10


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Collage #9

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge hereI have to admit it's not my favorites but I told myself that I will post all of the daily collages whether I like them or not.


Collage #9




Monday, September 8, 2014

Collage #8

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge here.


Collage #8


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Collage #7

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge here.


Collage #7


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Collage #6

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge here.


Collage #6



Friday, September 5, 2014

Collage #5

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge here.


Collage #5


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Collage #4

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge here.


Collage #4


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Collage #3

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge here. If you want to learn about collages, Nita Leland has a fantastic book called "New Creative Collage Techniques". I have it on my personal bookshelf when I need some help with my collages.


Collage #3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Collage #2

You can read about this self imposed daily collage challenge here.

Collage #2



Monday, September 1, 2014

Collage #1

I've been inspired by collage recently but haven't been able to sit down and re-explore this art form. One of the collage artists that I recently discovered is Eunice Parsons. I know I a bit late in the game to discover this 98 year old artist.  

A few weeks ago, an artist friend gave me half of her handmade and decorative papers stash. I've been drooling over it since I brought them home but haven't digged in. Then last week another artist friend and I got together to caught up and show what we have been working on. She brought her collage sketchbook. It was small, spiral bound sketchbook that keeps her daily made collages. 

I decided to create small collages on a daily basis for 30 days. A self imposed challenge. I like short term goals these days. I will keep the process loose. Quick (less than 30 minutes each) collage "sketches". No judgement or over thinking the process. There will be some duds along the way and that's okay.


 Collage #1