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  • December 17th, 2009 | 4:48 PM
My first collages

I promised newport2newport that I would post some of my art so here are my first attempts at collage from the ongoing collage workshop I'm attending now. This is all new ground to me as I've never done any kind of art before. But I'm having a wonderful time trying.

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From First Forays into Art
This is my very first collage from my first week at class. I was having a heck of a time with the leaves on the tree on the right until I looked in my craft supplies at home and found a bag of moss. I had so much fun doing this.

From First Forays into Art
This was the second thing I made in collage class as a gift for a friend. This isn't the final version. You can see there are areas of brighter yellow around the words. I worked with watercolor crayons to blend the yellows into a color that faded nicely into the paper. I just forgot to take a picture of the final version before I wrapped it up.

From First Forays into Art
This is the cover of what will become my poetry journal. This was pretty much tear and affix as there were some giant chunks of handmade paper in class for me to us. There are places big enough for me to add a title once I figure out what I am going to call it.

From First Forays into Art
This is the cover for a second journal, this one will be just for haiku. I had originally planned for two trees on the front, even tore the paper for it, but then decided that one tree was a enough. There are also a couple of places for a journal title once I get one.

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December 18th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
LOVE these. You make me think I need to take a break from wordsmithing and box-packing and try this!
December 18th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
Thank you, Amy. I think it is going to be very good for me to keep doing this, trying things I'm not good at and letting go of some of my expectations.
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December 18th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Thank you, Melodye. I tried hard not to dissect all the things wrong with each of them...it is a learning process on so many levels.

I have not touched a page of a journal yet, except to Gesso pages (I hate that part) for I am still filled with trepidation but I am working up the courage.
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December 18th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, I agree that the fear is very telling, at least for me. I said something similar to that at class yesterday.

I love the idea of doing a page together! Monday? Tuesday?
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December 21st, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Yay!!
Tuesday it is!

I am probably not doing a Christmas themed one. We'll see where I go.
December 18th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing these! I especially like the first one.
December 18th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! Your icon makes me smile.
December 18th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
Amazing! And just lovely. Thanks for sharing - and inspiring.
December 21st, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jeannine. I'm having fun and that's the main thing, right?
December 18th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! Now I want to take a class. Those are wonderful.
December 21st, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
You should! I anticipate it being a good place to ponder plot, were I to be actually writing again. Sigh. (Writing, fail. Also reading fail. I know I owe you!)
December 18th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Those are all so beautiful. I found myself wanting to touch them (especially knowing that's moss in the tree branches).

I know you'll fill them with more beauty, Susan.
December 21st, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tracy. The moss success made me feel rather artisty.
December 18th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
These are beautiful! I love the visual and the sentiment of DESIRE, ASK, BELIEVE, RECEIVE especially.
December 21st, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jessica. I'm a firm believer in asking for what you want and then holding that desire in your mind until you get it. I really need to do it more often.
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