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?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Postcard art from around the world in my mailbox

A while back, I shared the postcards I made for the fall postcard swap hosted by iHanna. Here's the payoff -- postcards I received in return from artists around the world. I love the variety!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Recent collages -- Giant Elvis, flying chairs, fishy journalism, 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.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Recent collages -- flying laptops, hats and more hats, bugs on display

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, November 12, 2016

Recent collages -- snakes on a building, techno skiers, Oval Office visitors, 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, November 5, 2016

10 postcards, 5 colors, 1 swap

iHanna Fall Postcard Swap
A few weeks ago, I signed up for the Fall Postcard Swap put on by blogger and artist iHanna. I make 10 postcards to send to other artists around the world and receive 10 in return.

To make it easier, I choose a theme or style. Last year, I combined retro food photos with old buildings. The year before, I paired kitty heads with human bodies.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

October collages -- gentlemen on the moon, drum circle, spilled paint, 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, October 22, 2016

October collages -- balloon men, aqua kids, flying cauliflower 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.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Try this at home -- choosing a background for my collage

I've written before about auditioning -- trying out different images to see how they work together in a collage. Today I'm starting with two images in search of a background: a woman descending a staircase and a cutaway drawing of a turbine engine.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

More September collages -- brooding grannies, space cowboys, Picasso lady and more

Here are some of the collages I made in the last 2 weeks for Los Dias ContadosVisit that site to see how other artists have used the same starting image. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Help me debug my strange and wonderful altered book about Florence

altered collage book about Florence
I finally finished a collage project I started almost a year ago. I took an old tourist guidebook about Florence and altered it. By which I mean I altered every page. Every image. Hundreds of them!

Florence Art and History -- an Altered Collage Book

I had fun searching for images that would "fit" into each photo, yet look strange and out of place. Take the cover, for instance.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

This week's collages -- plaid cow, electric horse, shoes of the world, more

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias Contados
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.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

This week's collages -- bad birds, dancing lungs, wistful monks and more

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias Contados
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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

This week's collages -- cookies under attack, blessing of the duck, fungus family, and more

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias Contados
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.