Thursday, February 26, 2009


Tonight in our Collage Journeys workshop we will start a project making collage on foam core. The fun part of this is that you can cut openings in the top layer of foam core, creating little niches, and place little three-dimensional things in them. The piece in this post is called "Talking with Gloria", Gloria being the gal in the striped sweater. I made the background using old maps of LaHave, Nova Scotia, where Gloria lives, and a letter from her. In the little niche, I placed pieces of sea glass from the beach in LaHave. It has been WAY too long since I visited Gloria! This collage makes me miss her like crazy. Check out her paintings on her web site (click "Gloria" above.)

Cloth Paper Scissors Article

The current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors contains an article BY ME on making collage on printable cotton. Check it out! I was so delighted to be asked to write for this publication, as I have been subscribing for several years, and I devour every issue.

On another topic: I am told that my "comment" function does not work on this blog. If anyone has a comment, please feel free to e-mail me - you should be able to by going to my Profile. Thanks.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Collage from a Reader

I love to get e-mail feedback from people who have purchased Collage Journeys. Lately I've been asking readers to send me pictures of their own collages. These just came in this morning from Edwina Kinch. "Sunflower" and "Emerald" are based on my "Color Collage" project. The red collage ("Collage 1") is made from discarded artwork that Edwina cut and tore into pieces and reassembled. I'm a big fan of recycling artwork this way. I love Edwina's use of texture and her stitching and beading. Fun! Thanks, Edwina!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Unfinished Collages

This week in our Collage Journeys workshop we are going to continue the Scribble Collage project. Last week we all scribbled, painted, drew patterns and doodles, and had a ball. I put together a few of my scribbles as collages, but I think I'll consider them unfinished for now and maybe introduce some imagery later. I'm teaching a whole weekend workshop on Scribble Collage in June at the Guilford Arts Center, so I'll be playing with it more over the next few months.