This is the start of a "tiny numbers" series.. I did these on the middle & back layers of an old polaroid from the 60's. If anyone knows where I could get ahold of more old polaroid photos, please let me know!
I almost didn't post this because it's such a departure from what I normally do.. it's so.. messy.. and it ended up completely different than I had intended when I started. But there's something that I really like about it, so.
It's going to be HOT here again today, right around 100 degrees, so I'm going to take my little mermaid down to the beach to cool off. Here are some great things to do this weekend:
visit Sofia Barao's lovely new blog, aller-retour, full of poetry and gorgeous photography
stop by Nina Invorm's blog for some fun visual overwhelm. It's like walking into a candy shop.
have your handwriting made into a font for your computer here.
A new piece I did yesterday. I found the photo of the girl ripped in half and lying on the ground outside the post office. It was really haunting to me... who is she, and who tore up her photo? The picture felt like an orphan that needed to tell its story.
Again, I decided to just use what she sent and not include any paint, drawing or other materials just like I did with Karine's. I've been painting so much lately that it was fun and challenging to just cut and paste, and really hard, because it made my brain work differently.
Aprile's materials really stumped me because she included these fantastic 1970's photos of cats. I really don't like cats, I never have, but I just started to feel like I needed to make a series about cats.
I am so happy that I had the chance to join this exchange. It stretched me out of my artistic comfort zone, and I think I might like cats (a little) now.
Somewhere in our emails Aprile mentioned that using only the materials that we were given (and not add any paint, ink, our own comfy bits and pieces) would be a big challenge, and I thought I'd give it a go. I'm so used to my usual color ideas and the items that I like to use, that at first I felt like a fish out of water. It was like I was back in art school squinting my left eye and moving a shapes around the page: really weird. But I stuck with it, and I have to say, these are some pretty cool peices that I never would have made otherwise.