Tag Archives: collage

Day 214 – A Slice Of Life

“I paint a slice of life, whatever it is that day.” – Geoffrey Holder Pretty much all I could think about today was my ribs. They decided to remind me that I have Ankylosing Spondylitis – something I try to forget most days. But it’s been a strange spring in Colorado and we’re still getting […]

Day 176 – Inspiration Comes In Many Packages

Another day, another apple! I’m not yet half way and I’m looking for inspiration and materials for new apples in any and all places. Today I wrapped up a gift box for my step-daughter Amanda and had a big bunch of tissue paper out. Bright, beautiful, and bold colors that were begging to become more […]

Day 175 – I Will Not Give Up, I Will Not Give Up…

I simply refuse to give up. I’ve given up before and I don’t like the feeling. You try to justify why you quit – you just changed your mind really – it wasn’t quitting. Stopping for reasons beyond your control happens to everyone – myself included and there are reasons to make a life change. […]

Day 134 – Cobwebs and my Once Upon a Time

My mind has been full of cobwebs. Not the good kind of webs – not the kind that interconnect and tell a story, but the kind that fog up your thinking. It happens to me when I stretch out my infusion dates (an attempt to save money) and go from my usual and effective 5 […]

Day Ninety three – Hello 2011!

I’m ready. This time of the year is wonderful for so many reasons but, I’m just so ready for the motions of business as usual.  I like the pace of life with the hustle and bustle of projects and work and accomplishment; not that this ends during the holidays but it sure gets funky.  Funny […]

Day Seventy seven – Wrapping Paper Collage Apple

Care packages to Maine and Maryland are in the mail! We have a tradition in our family to write clues about the present on the gift tag – we may ask for one or two specific gifts but additional small presents are a surprise and the clues make for great fun when opening the big […]

Day Fifty Nine – Which hue?

I love picking out paint colors.  There is something glorious about walking up to a wall of colors that exhilarates me – I get the same rush when I go to the art supply, fabric store, yarn shop or even Pottery Barn or Nordstom’s for that matter.  The possibilities abound and whether or not I’m […]

Day Fifty eight – Dash of this, some of that.

A dash of this and a hint of that  – and mix it all up.  Mixed media or collage are such a boring names for throwing it all together.  Maybe I’ll start calling mixed media pieces “everything but the kitchen sink” or “visual carnival” or perhaps more appropriately, “disparate madness” – ooh I like it! […]

Day Four – Mosaic

Wow – I was delusional as to how long this would take.  Four hundred pieces of quarter inch cut outs from magazines – what was I thinking?  Doug got home around 10pm and sweet wonderful man that he is started searching for colors for me.  The edges were the most difficult.  But, I love the […]