Monday, February 25, 2008

Spring Preview

In my ongoing quest to find spring, I've been working on colorful new pieces to brighten my spirit. For my latest collection of art and jewelry dedicated to color, I am exploring using purple, yellow, blue and pale green in my pieces.

Above, I glued bright yellow circles then recycled book text stars onto a black stretch bracelet, then glossed them to create a fun collage inspired piece.

This new bangle, with an inside splash of purple, is covered with white lace decorative paper to create a feminine, yet whimsical piece. As you can see, I'm also experimenting with colored backgrounds for my images to liven them up.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rooster Collage

Did you know that roosters symbolize and attract resilience, confidence and a pioneering spirit? Neither did I when I created this 5x7" collage.

I used burgundy burlap paper and book text for the background. Then placed a rooster in the center as the focal point and finished it with scraps from a greeting card and a black and white striped ribbon.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Green Scheme

Fresh greens make me think that spring is just around the corner. This sketchbook collage features a verdant path surrounded by various green textures. I highlighted this piece with splashes of sky blue.

In another take on the spring green theme, this collage has a multi-toned background broken up by a stark white picket fence. Brown tones and polka dots create interest.