Sunday, February 26, 2017

Recent collages -- Holy Slurpees, space confession, more

Here are the collages I made for Los Dias Contados in the past week. You can also see all my collages on my Flickr feed here, or you can like my Facebook page to see each collage as I post it every day.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Recent collages -- lace-up lamb chops, juggling citrus, framed nuts, more

Here are the collages I made for Los Dias Contados in the past week. You can also see all my collages on my Flickr feed here, or you can like my Facebook page to see each collage as I post it every day.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Recent collages -- man of fashion, first lady spooning, medical exam, more

Here are the collages I made for Los Dias Contados in the past 2 weeks. You can also see all my collages on my Flickr feed here, or you can like my Facebook page to see each collage as I post it every day.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Upcycling -- From the sublime to the ridiculous

Yesterday I visited the Bellevue Arts Museum to see shows by artists who incorporate recycled elements in their work. The two exhibits couldn't be more different. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Recent collages -- thorns, stairs, pizza, more

Here are the collages I made for Los Dias Contados in the past 2 weeks. You can also see all my collages on my Flickr feed here, or you can like my Facebook page to see each collage as I post it every day.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bag of collages

The latest project from my collage workshop is unremarkable. From the outside, anyhow:

Sunday, January 22, 2017

This week's collages -- lock, clock, and Citrikleen

Here are the collages I made for Los Dias Contados in the past week. You can also see all my collages on my Flickr feed here, or you can like my Facebook page to see each collage as I post it every day.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Pop-up thank-you notes with crazy fonts and old photos

What comes after the holidays? Thank-you notes, of course. This year, I tried designing my own upcycled cards, made out of glossy pages from an interior design catalog (which I picked up at the annual Seattle Zero Landfill event). 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

First collages of 2017 -- feathers, bamboo, crash dummies, more

Here are the first collages I made for Los Dias Contados in 2017. I've started posting each one daily to my public Facebook page here. Feel free to follow the page if you want to be sure you see every collage.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cigar box journal -- unmasked

Cigar box journal
Last year, I inherited a stack of old cigar boxes from my Uncle Dave, who used them to store pieces of his model trains. After he died, the boxes first went to his son Jim, my cousin, then to another cousin, Cindie, and finally made their way to me.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Last collages of 2016 -- French undies, living machines, poker-playing octopus and more!

Here are the last collages I made for Los Dias Contados in 2016. I will continue making more in 2017. It's fun! And it has definitely made my collaging skills sharper.

To see all my collages, go to my Flickr feed here. To see how other collage artists have used the same starting image, click the date above the image.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

More December collages -- limbo dance, magnet harvest, brain food, and more

Here are some of the collages I made in the last 2 weeks for Los Dias ContadosTo see all my collages, go to my Flickr feed here. To see how other collage artists have used the same starting image, click the date above the image.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December collages -- dandelions, pigs, a cannon, more

Here are some of the collages I made in the last 2 weeks for Los Dias ContadosTo see all my collages, go to my Flickr feed here. To see how other collage artists have used the same starting image, click the date above the image.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Recent collages -- molten gelatin, psychedelic astronauts, Our Lady of Garlic, more

Here are some of the collages I made in the last 2 weeks for Los Dias ContadosTo see all my collages, go to my Flickr feed here. To see how other collage artists have used the same starting image, click the date above the image.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fear of empty spaces in art history


collage horror vacui
"Fear of empty space" -- did you know that was an official  thing in art history? I didn't. Not until I discovered the work of Colin Johnson, whose collages are cram-packed with found images, words, doodles and more visual elements.

The official term is "horror vacui," which sounds like a skin disease or type of exotic beetle. According to Wikipedia, examples of this style come from the work of "the mentally unstable and inmates of psychiatric hospitals." So is the kids book series Where's Waldo?