Archive for June, 2010
I didn’t realize how four-square I made this page. I used my own painted papers as well as tape and collage. As I look at the central image I see the center of a clock or a compass and it gives me all sorts of ideas.
Is she the threat? Or is she being threatened.
The background is entirely tape over collage. Not too visible in this photo is the music collaged behind the tape.
Kelly has an entire 6 hour class with tape in which she generously shares her multitude of tapes so you can figure out which brands you like and what you can do with them. The link above has a description of the Addicted to Tape class.
It turns out that there was not ONE tape I didn’t like – I’m still in hot pursuit of some of them. The addition of tapes to my ever-growing-ephemera-and-etcetera spurred a whole new shelving addition to my studio. LOL
Reaching for the Stars was the original line, but at my age it’s a leap.
Maybe it’s a leap into the future – holding the hand of my “the one” and leaping off into who-knows-what.
It will be a thrill one way or another, of that I am sure.
Is our great wealth going to distract us from what is important and issues we need to address?
We can send money to feed a child or we can send medical aid and blankets, but what is the issue, what is the crux of the matter?
What can we do that will address the underlying issue – in fact what is the underlying issue?
What issue, if addressed would see our children – all of our children – fed, clothed, educated and provided with adequate health resources?
This is the question isn’t it?
This being the centerfold the picture seemed appropriate.
I am drawn most especially to the women that I think look like me – or look like what I looked like 30 years ago. This woman has the look of the fragile freckled skin, the curly hair just barely controlled, the slender, but still sexy form…lovely. [yes I have always liked me]
I am getting more comfortable with using the tape.
I love the coin dingle-bobs installed when the book was made months ago. Now glued in place become the madam’s jewelry.
Maybe I should call this The Rhythm of Life.
In the picture they were torn from, these folk were boarding a boat or fishing.
The sense of movement even as they awaited the next action pulled my eye to them.
Even the girl, plainly not only waiting, but waiting in the lowly capacity of a child, has a look of action soon-to-be.
In case you haven’t been following along or if you have just forgotten, you are looking at the 30 day challenge for the days May 15 – June 15.
My online art group, originally formed to collaborate for the Art House Sketchbook Project, made up the game and I jumped on it as a way to get back to making a piece of art every day or at least getting into the studio every day.
It turns out that I can either make art and enjoy the outdoors or I can post and blog…can’t seem to get it done all at once, hence the delayed show-and-tell.
I’ll save this page to write in when I’m feeling a little prickly.
It might be the company I am keeping or it might be prickly heat – the way this summer is going it will probably be both.
Some of my handmade papers on the left. The tape less rigid, but maybe missing the point of tape – maybe?
Across cultures the woman with the child on her hip draws the eye and the compassion of anyone that cares to look. When I see this woman in another age in another world I relate instantly, having held my child in the same way.
The more diversity the more the same.
Again practicing the backgrounds from my Kelly Kilmer class A Life Made By Hand, this time using tape (left side) and metallic foil borders…don’t remember the brand I’ll look it up and get back to you.
The tape still feels stiff and unyielding although it is pretty and I love that I can lay a pattern over the painted page so easily.