Thursday, September 30, 2010

I love the smell of collage in the afternoon

Work in progress.
More Happy Family members keep arriving. The Misfit Sisters, too: Olivia and Hilda.
I don't know if it's a fiction writing baggage, but while I'm making these characters (see? I call them characters already), I cannot help telling their story, where they come from, why they look the way they do, why the hairdo, who buys their clothes for them. Olivia and Hilda, in particular, had me laughing hard a couple of hours ago.
I don't know if you will laugh, though, when you meet them. They look dark and creepy. Maybe too much Joy Division playing in this house. No, wait -there's never too much Joy Division.
Should I start tagging everything with "goth"?

Monday, September 27, 2010

We're a happy family

If the post title makes you think of Ramones, well done, me too. So there's still a bit of a punkrocker inside you? Good.
In any case, my collage play has sprouted some new folks. They're not the cute, breakfast-of-champions type.
They're weird, heartbroken. And they are all related.
Welcome to my Happy Family.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

El Gato Pensiero con B

More collage pieces

Last evening collage session

Some interesting creatures keep appearing around my table.
Last night I was doodling around with pen and ink and drew quite a few moon faces. On a closer look and after playing with them a bit, two of them looked so much like my late grandparents that I gasped. So there they are, on one of my new collage pieces.
You can never help to channel somebody close to you in one way or another, it seems.Talk about self-fiction.
I have made some paper-and-glue cats as well. Cats are also family.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

lyno play

Yesterday afternoon I was playing around, doing lynocuts, and after I cleared the lyno crumbs, two nifty characters showed up. They said interesting things. They nailed it, so to speak. In fact they have just earned the right to be on the cover of my notebooks/journals.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Glass slides...

There is something dreamy and evocative in glass slides. The very name of the device used to project them ("magic lantern") alreadytalks to me in the right way.

Last week I went treasury-hunting and found a couple more of them. I'm deciding which ones to keep in my collection, and which to part with. Tough choice. All of them are great.

One of my glass slides caught quite a bit of attention these past two weeks on Etsy.
It was featured in many Treasuries, all of them lovely!

Check them out here: