Saturday, July 23, 2016

This week's collages -- parrots, pope, secrets, and more

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias ContadosVisit that site to see how other artists have used the same starting image. To see all my collages, go to my Flickr feed here

Saturday, July 16, 2016

This week's collages -- birds and people in strange situations

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias ContadosVisit that site to see how other artists have used the same starting image. To see all my collages, go to my Flickr feed here.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Radiant Womanhood handmade book


Handmade book by Claudia Mazzie-Ballheim
Here's a small book I made this week in my collage workshop. It started as one single large piece of watercolor paper. It ended up as a feminist-manifesto with a "dos-a-dos" structure. 

I'm happy with the way it turned out. I call it "Radiant Womanhood" after one of the spreads.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This week's collages -- giant insects, giant fish, giant boots, and more

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias Contados. Visit that site to see how other artists have used the same starting image. 

To see all my collages, go to my Flickr feed here.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Auditioning images for a collage

Auditioning images for a collage
One skill I've learned for constructing collages is the technique of auditioning. That's a fancy word for trying out different images before I paste one down, to see which works best. (Thanks to John Arbuckle for sharing this technique.)

Yesterday while working on a collage for Los Dias Contados, I auditioned lots of images before I found the right one. I thought it might be interesting to describe the process and the judgments that led me to the final image.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

This week's collages -- a teddy bear, a lion, a ballerina, and 2 more

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias Contados. Visit that site to see how other artists have used the same starting image. 

To see all my collages, go to my Flickr feed here.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My new guide to making your own bags and cases

As an experiment, I converted a selection of tutorials from my blog into an ebook. I'm hoping it makes the information a bit more accessible, at least on mobile devices. Plus, I get to say I'm a book author!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

This week's collages -- ducks, monks, chicks, 'shrooms

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias Contados. Visit that site to see how other artists have used the same starting image. 

To see all my collages, go to my Flickr feed here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Secret Pocket Book

At this week's collage workshop, our fearless leader showed us how to make a special envelope book. Here's what mine looks like from the outside. Nothing special, right?

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Last week's collages -- butterflies, macarons, ostriches and more!

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias Contados. Visit that site to see how other artists have used the same starting image. 

Can you guess which is my favorite?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Slow progress with wax

A while back I shared my struggles with learning a new skill, specifically encaustics (painting with wax). I continue to plug away and finally, I think I'm starting to get it. Just barely. 

Here are some recent works that I don't mind sharing. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Another dose of collage

Here are collages I made last week for Los Dias Contados. Visit that site to see how other artists have used the same starting image.