Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spring Lilies

Wow! I am getting good at these quick collages. This one took less time than the last one. I had this image of the yellow lilies and found the back of a handmade paper card.

I cut the paper to fit my sketchbook, glued it down and then affixed the flower image to the top and viola a completed collage. I hate to think that this quickness (or efficiency) in collage creating is a metaphor for how fast the month is going, but well it might be true….

Monday, May 10, 2010

May Flowers

Ok, so I am guessing you’ve figured out the theme for May – flowers! Although, I realize I tend to use them already a lot in my work, I still wanted to dedicate the month of the May to them.

Normally, here in the Midwest, May IS the month when flowers appear. But with the unexpected (and much appreciated) early spring we had here this year, the flowers were all in bloom last month. I am not complaining though because then it will make the summer seem longer too.

So here is my first ode to the flower. I started with an image I’ve had in my collection for years and have tried to incorporate into something, anything. I was happy that my intuition took over this afternoon while creating this collage. Instantly, after rediscovering this lovely bouquet image, I placed some bright turquoise paper, then some cloud paper and knew I needed a hint of yellow and viola found this interestingly odd shaped one. I think this may be one of the fastest collages I’ve put together in a long while. Enjoy!