I really should be making notations when I attempt to actually develop a collage. The first one I completed as a result of numerous explorations involving substrates and layering paper. It resulted in a series of steps that I have … Continue reading
The first four objectives from “Collage Lab” deal with creating the foundation, or substrate on which the collage will be developed. Clearly I had a problem keeping my experiments simple, without focal points and without strong colors. The gesso pages … Continue reading
Day Two of “Collage Lab” directed me to use a variety of papers and matte medium to secure them to the watercolor paper. This solved my collage glue problem, although a heavy build up of the medium on my fingers … Continue reading
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On a recommendation from Melissa, my friend who is an artist and art teacher, I purchased the book “Collage Lab” by Bee Shay. I decided it would be fun, and maybe visually liberating, to do all the exercises in the … Continue reading
Each time I venture into our basement I cringe at the sight of inaccessible stuff piled high to the ceiling. Today I hope to unload at least a few items and make a trip to the Salvation Army Family Store … Continue reading
When I was in graduate school at Rhode Island School of Design, I had the unfortunate experience of being shut out of working in the ceramic studio because I was a Master of Art Education major and not an Master … Continue reading
A number of years ago I received a book as a gift from my cousin, Joan: “Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy,” by Sarah Ban Breathnach. The book has a daily entry (not unlike a blog) where the … Continue reading