Sunday, May 29, 2011

My challenge at Collage Obcession

Surrealism-I asked the participants to create a surreal scene using one or more of their past collages as a part of the composition and offered my creation (shown) as an example.

Hope you enjoy seeing the collages I create digitally? They are also available as a collection on my portfolio at Carbonmade (

Sunday, May 22, 2011

MAGIC in the Water

ItkuPilLi (Kirsi) our talented and fearless leader at Collage Obsession asked for mermaids this week (and even provided some wonderful images)!

I chose to use one of the mermaids from her mermaids ephemera sheet (available at her ETSY shoppe) and a more contemporary image than I usually use because I instantly thought of this image as a collage-a red headed freckled girl with a mermaid in her fishbowl...

So here we have "MAGIC in the water"...

Mermaids are supposed to be the next craze-they seem to figure heavily in the new Pirates of the Carribean movie-severa; new books about mermaids will be appearing in bookshoppes and a few more mermaid movies as well.

Fine by me as I have collected mermaids for years and have about 300 give or take-in porcelin, pewter, glass, wood, silver etc.

One of my prized object d'arte is an arte nouveau lamp with a signed Tiffany glass shell---

Thanks Kirsi for this weeks challenge-I love it!


The challenge for last week on Collage obsession was SWANS-I have been busy and behind in my work due to medical stuff with friends, neighbors and personal so I didnt get to this one till now---Flight of the Swans speaks of the grace of birds and ballet but also the way ART is flying away from us in schools and public funding.

When the purse strings are tight the arts lose first as if we can do without beauty, music and entertainment...

I hope you enjoy my collage for this week and I will have another very soon...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Monster kids

I took a sweet, innocent victorian portrait of some children and made it into a murder scene...and had fun doing it...

This subject is one of my favorite passtimes---making sweetness, well, less sweet let's say.

Here are a few of my collages with the "monster kids".

It's my week on collage obsession so things will be bizarre-LOL.