Friday, May 7, 2021

Collage Stop Motion Video




A stop motion video of a collage being created. I have been experimenting more with making videos. It’s a fun and challenging media for me since I use my cellphone to film.


A special thanks for my multi-talented friend, Gene Brown, for creating the music for this video.



“Suddenly Spontaneous”

Written & Arranged by Gene Brown

Copyright 05/2021

Special permission of use granted to

Mia Bloom Designs by artist.




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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Commissioned Art Journal Video

This art journal is on its way to a new home. It gives me so much enjoyment to create an art journal for someone else.


It's 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches with 1.25 inches spine. I was able to use the spine that came with the discarded book. All fabric is commercial. There's 4 paper signatures. Each signature includes 3 80lb drawing papers, 1 two sided monoprinted paper and 1 two sided monoprinted using leaves from my yard. Also, included is a red folder for storage. The tie is a recycled sari ribbon.

Music from youcut: "Feeling Fine"

Video is sped up 1.5x to be under 1 minute.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

New collages in my art journal

I first talked about this new art journal here.

I created this collage after having two challenging days at my day job. I had not been able to unwind outside of my work hours. I knew it would past and it did. I’m sharing this not for sympathy but to share how I dealt with it. I got up early (4:30am) and felt the need to rip up some papers. I create this collage from some of the ripped papers and in a section from an old dictionary. It was a great way to release the negative feelings so I could be productive that day.


A quickly made collage before I started my work day on Friday, April 2nd.


This collage came about because I wanted to practice painting lines using acrylic paint, paintbrush and a ruler. My goal wasn’t to paint uniform lines. Instead, I wanted to be able to paint somewhat straight lines. I like that these lines have subtle changes in opacity and widths while being somewhat straight.


I tend to go back and forth between geometric and expressive collages. The constant is that the collages I create are abstract.



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