Category Archives: collage

Thank you

I have much to be grateful for lately.

I keep telling myself this as the days grow shorter and darker with winter on its way.

One of the best ways to remind myself of this is by sending out thank you notes to others I feel grateful toward. Not everyone I feel grateful toward; there are so many I would do nothing but make little collages and lick stamps and the frenetic non-remunerative activity would get me deemed (even more) crazy.

I used to make a lot of collages. These days I rarely get the paste pot out unless I’m making thank-you notes. Below are a few recent ones.

I may go unabashedly bawl my eyes out now.

Smile

Paper collage, 5″ x 7″.

 

Night owls

Chine-collé monotypes made at the Art Students League of Denver.

They started to morph away from owl and toward floating groucho glasses at the end.

A handful of ATCs

I wanted to experiment with Marblex air-dry clay, so I used it to make cards for our special trade at the CORE exhibit.

Angels Watching Over

First experiment with found objects (or more honestly, junk I never threw away. I have broken more watches than anyone I know. Either my chemistry throws them off or they just stop when I look at them too much.), lumina air dry clay, glass and paint. I would hang a thing like this on my Christmas tree, but am not sure if anyone else would.

Fall in love and fall apart

Dana Cain is curating her first show for CORE New Art Space. For “The Love Show,” she has conceived a full-blown metaphor of a love affair to give the exhibit a life of its own. Each weekend has special events that echo the stages of love- the joys and the pains.
Opening reception this Friday, Feb. 12 from 6 to 10 PM includes valentines signed by the artists for the first 100 attendees, a PDA photo booth and the arrival of Dream Date Phil Bender and his lucky contest winner/date at 8:30 PM.

Ain’t love grand?

Please ignore the annoying all-caps.

I know neither why it happened, nor how to change it.

Know Your Fish

7.5″ x 5″.knowyourfish

Collage, drawing and paint on old book cover.

More progress

On “War Prayer.” I think it’s almost finished. There is still some awkwardness. Not sure how I feel about the cross-hairs. They may need to be red.

Gee’s Bend

The Denver Art Museum recently hosted an exhibition of some of these remarkable quilts. I had to come back and see the show twice. Living in poverty and isolation and using a visual language all their own, these women made bed coverings that rival the best examples of abstract painting. They are my heroes.

Bird Watching

Collage on paper, 7″ x 5″.