Collage II

Collage II

I keep meaning to take pictures of the collages as I’m working on them to show the progress, but I keep forgetting.  These pieces pull me in.  It feels obsessive like they won’t let me stop working on them until they’re done.

After my hour-long break at the  Co-op this afternoon I came home planning to blog so I could get done early enough to read before going to bed.  (I’m reading Frida In America, The Awakening Of A Great Artist by Ceila Stahr).

But all I had to do was glance at the collage drying on the floor of my studio and I was right back at it.

I stopped to help Jon make dinner and closed up my studio.  I knew if I went back I’d never get to my blog. (I doubt I’ll get to my email tonight and I know I have orders for my new magnets to fill).

I know this piece needs more work and I have a couple of ideas what comes next.  I’ve gotten to the point where I can look at the collages, and as happens with my quilts and fabric paintings, they tell me what to do next.  Or give me a good idea anyway.

I love all the texture and the way one image bleeds into the next, sometimes obscuring it and other times enhancing it.

And there are also area’s that I feel stand out on their own, like the doorway in this collage.

A close up from the collage


7 thoughts on “Collage II

  1. What glue are you using? I forgot to write it down.


    PS I click to box to be notified of follow-up comments, but have not received notification so far.

  2. I just left a comment on your other post about that collage, and now love this one too. I absolutely understand how obsessive it can be. I feel the same way about collage. Can’t wait to see how this all progresses!

  3. I’m using Matt Medium. YOu can paint and draw over it. I’ll check into your not getting the follow-ups Kathryn. Thanks for letting me know.

  4. Hi Maria

    I am so thankful for you mentioning the new book “Frida In America, The Awakening Of A Great Artist” by Ceila Stahr. I didn’t know about it. I can’t wait for my library to open up. I am in Southeast Pennsylvania + we are not opened up yet. This is very exciting!

  5. I’ve only just started it Janet, but so far I’m loving it. I hope to spend some time with it this weekend. It’s inspiring.

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