Sunday, January 17, 2016

Journal Collage with Random Elements

Journal Spread using mail art and random elements from my art stash
Artists collect, reuse and recycle. For many, their studios are full of boxes and bins and shelves of  tidbits that are too interesting to throw away, but somehow have not yet found a place in their art.

These two journal pages use up the outside of an envelope that arrived from New Zealand, a face that started with a stamp, and vintage paper doll parts from the Graphics Fairy. I added doodles, washi tape and marker.

There is no hidden meaning. The white writing on the black background are words that came to me after I finished gluing the big face to the page; they are what she might say or what people might say about her for having a big head and tiny arms and legs. Around the head are words that were printed on silk. The words go alphabetically from A-Z and are leftover from a project that I did about two years ago about ABCs of Life for an artist.

Making these pages did not make too much of a dent in my hoard of arty bits and pieces. I still find myself buying new supplies. Some women can't resist shoes, some are always trying new recipies, some can't walk by the makeup counter without buying something new. My addiction is art...but it keeps me sane and happy.

1 comment:

Michele said...

I am loving your art! xo