One of my favorite pieces of art that I've made and is actually on display in my house is a collage hanging in our Hall of Woof:
The main image is a vintage flash card and the rest of the collage is comprised of various paper scraps, some old (like 1880s old), some new scrapbooking paper. Maybe part of the reason I like it so much is because I see it about 20 times a day ~ it's hanging opposite the bathroom door so every time you come out of the bathroom you see it...
As part of my efforts to create more art this year, I'm also trying to figure out which medium to work in. Making more of these collages seemed like a good start.
Inspired by a small (4x4) collage by Sarah Ahearn that I purchased a few years ago and have in my studio, I created this polar bear scrap collage.
The central image was cut out of a children's dictionary from the 1970s. Again, I used new and vintage paper scraps including bits of a nautical chart and the No. 83 (Wes Welker's number) from an 1880s ledger I bought years ago at the Metrolina Flea Market in Charlotte. I miss that place...
I cut out the text from the original illustration and used it in the collage. I painted the sides of the canvas and used a white pen to draw a few snowflakes.
My boys love animals and are currently into bears of all kinds so I hung this in their room.
Art = Love.
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