Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 23 - Bloom & Grow

I think I have forgotten how to take photographs. Or I'm too lazy to do it right. What is it about the 'right lighting' that is so elusive? *sigh* So please forgive these pics of new artwork (taken with my cell).

I was hopping around the internet yesterday and happened upon one of my favorite little blogs: A Collage A Day. For a paper collage artist such as myself, it is astounding to me how the artist of this website can create these little tiny collages daily (although it looks like its not EVERY day anymore) and sell 95% of them for $25 each. He had a novel idea and has developed quite a following, including me. Anyway...

Seeing as I had not gotten around to watercolor painting yet, I was inspired to play around with collages again. I can't help myself. Only this time, I tore paper into 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" pieces such as 'A Collage A Day' might use and go from there.



I think I might mount the both on a piece of jet black matboard and frame them for my bedroom. Who doesn't need to remember to 'Bloom' and 'Grow'?

Also wanted to share a few websites I found as I was hopping around the internet. I love finding new blogs!
Jessica Bell Made This  (For some reason the first page's pics don't come up for me, but click on the right links for 'fabric' or 'paper', etc... Stunning.)

Oh! And I learned a new word: Bojagi. I can see new art happening in my future!

 (I've been attempting to create daily in June. Visit 'Creative Vibrations' to read more about it.)


Trece said...

OMG you are so brilliant!! I have bits of scrapbook papers, left from making my junque journals and Smash book. No prob chopping them down to make itty bitty collages!! Oh you are such a joy!! And so is your blog!

Shelly Hickox said...

These are really fantastic, Kris! You have such a great way with this style - you really inspire me to integrate this style into my artwork more!

Beverley Baird said...

Love these gorgeous pieces!
Thanks for the links as well!

Beckie Holso said...

I often get better pics with my cell than my 8.0 megapixel digital camera... why is that? Drive me crazy!

Anyway, love your canvases - especially gaga over your "Bloom" one. Keep up the amazing work =)

creatingme said...

oh love love love!!!