Sunday, February 15, 2009
My collage journal
As Katie Jane said about her collage journal, mine is getting too fat to close. I sort of like this effect though and my journal has a string and button closure to hold it shut.
I've been working back and forth between a number of pages this past week. This is just a sheet of tracing paper that I glued in (they call it "tipped in") to cover this page done in charcoal. I also sprayed the charcoal, but I like the effect of the tracing paper page and it gives extra smudge protection.
This page is in process. I just taped on one of my paper clusters I made last summer. These are not glued but connected by wire.
This page, incomplete, was made with an old page from the handwritten journal I bought at a yard sale, written in the early 1900's. The photo is one of a number of photos Cris sent me. The stamp is from my stamp collection and coated with beeswax for another project.
Water color background. Viola's Cris sent me. Paper scraps.
Adjacent to the above page, center picture is baticked cloth from a card sent to me years ago. Watercolor background. The blue paper is paper toweling decorated by a friend. Glitter. I have put gold leaf on the blue pieces since photographing this.
Water color background. Musical sheet. Photo of me. Misc. ephemera
Insert from a cookie package, string, mica, leaf.
Painted tissue paper, art paper, gold leaf, tree leaf coated with beeswax.
Ephemera, photo from magazine, cheese cloth, leaf is from a piece of handmade art paper.
Yesterday I drove through Brattleboro, looking from the outside at a few houses for sale. I forgot my camera. I forgot the list of houses. There was a lot of traffic and it was hard to see the street signs. I only found three of the five places I'd wanted to see and two didnt look anything like their photos. Very small houses, very large prices. Can I really envision myself living on less than 1/4 acre in a teeny house? I am teeny myself but I like a lot of elbow room. Still, my favorite one was in walking distance to town although the return walk would be all uphill. And it was pretty cute from outside. Just exploring. Trying to sense a solution rather than think a solution.