Monthly Archives: January 2011

Home Sweet Home

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

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Toning It Down

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

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Paper Substrate

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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Collage Lab Exploratory Projects

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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

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More Recycling

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

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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

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Simple Abundance

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

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