Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SMALLS

Should I really write "small" in capital letters? (LOL)
Although I was still a bit tired from this weekend's trip to Boston for the Eastern Psychological Association conference, I was also excited to get back in my creative area last night. I worked on some sketches for a very small piece (1" x 2") and was able to integrate one of the elements from the dollar bill I last posted. I've also posted a couple other sketches for potential compositional ideas.






Tuesday, March 14, 2017

finished postcard and "show me the money"

Here's my finished piece for this year's National Collage Society "Postcard Show". The adornments on this pink lady are pieces from a $1 bill. I am probably "preaching to the choir", but if you're willing to take the time to do very precise cutting, there are actually some pretty cool possibilities for elements from the detail in a $1 bill. I wonder how many folks would realize that's where those elements came from in this piece.





Monday, March 13, 2017

NCS Postcard Show

I'm appreciative that the NCS sent members a reminder that the Postcard Show submission due date is in a week. I lost track. So tonight I spent some rewarding time in my studio. These sketches are preliminary to my postcard, I think (?)... What a beautiful element!

Friday, March 10, 2017

mostly monochromatic

I've been intrigued lately by doing collages with only black-and-white elements (or, more appropriately... various grays). I'm feeling like I'm enjoying a second voice... or at least experimenting with a second voice. And I feel like it's resonating with vision(s). Here are a couple from tonight (I think each relatively complete.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Small works submissions

Given that I create only analog collages which can somewhat limit the size of my compositions, I always like when I get a call for artwork for a small works exhibit. Here are four works I completed recently that I submitted (suppose to here about acceptance by Friday).



Friday, February 10, 2017

a couple more sketches

I really enjoyed my time in the studio tonight. Not a lot of volume; but I'm loving how the sketches are coming along!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Forward

I'm SO looking forward to 2017 in terms of how my artwork will unfold. I have been feeling a bit of a rejuvenated sense of creativity. A lot of it is a result of spending a couple of positively intense days with my friend and fellow artist Anthony Morgan (see previous post). Some of it is a result of regaining some of my artistic confidence. And some of it has to do with my feeling that I can "loosen-up" on some of my academic stuff (I've spent a bunch of productive time in that arena). Anyway, I am already to finish a bunch of stuff really soon and am looking forward to pursuing some new collage ideas (interested in black-and-white montages, for example).