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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Creative Therapy Wednesday


This week's challenge at Creative Wednesday is Row Houses, and the catalyst at Creative Therapy is What Do I Collect? . This journal page is for both, so I guess today is a Creative Therapy Wednesday. My husband calls me a bag lady because I collect A LOT! majolica, coffee cans, magazines, Staffordshire, anything with roses, art, fabric, papers, old books...Last Sunday, like the good mother she is, Ava took Magenta and Amarylis to church, while I spent the morning in my own sanctuary, my studio. When she came home Ava brought me a prize: a book from the church rummage sale. Whenever I'm out thrifting I'm always on a search for books with illustrations I can use in my collages. So I decided to challenge myself and see if I could do a collage using nothing but this one book, and here's what I came up with, using eight different pages from the book. (Okay, fine. I lied; the butterfly wings came from a biology textbook, the flowers are from napkins, and the checkerboard is from my scrap drawer.) At the very last minute I tried to glue a Buddha head on the Madonna, but Ava wouldn't let me!

9 comments:

Sharon said...

Great collage. What a sweet sister to bring prizes and presents. And yes you must glue something down fast when you get such presents so as not to be tempted to hoard.

Alberta and Ava said...

Ava is a sweetie!(although she woudl deny that)

Janet said...

I'm trying to envision it with Buddha's head but it's too perfect to change! What a great sister to bring you a book filled with collage goodies.

Rosie said...

I love your bold and wild approach! Colours my day when I pop over to visit you!! I always say I don't 'like' kids, but whenever I'm asked to help out at local workshops, I have the BEST time with them! Could I borrow the jester hat, d'you think?!!!

Dawn said...

Your collage just looks so seamless and effortless - wish I could pop over for a quick lesson!!! LOL


Dawn
x

Ava said...

Alberta IS bold and wild; that's why I go to church, to get her prayed up for the week, and to make sure Magenta and Amaryllis don't hop an express train to teenage vice.

You are all too kind; I really wanted to see if I could inspire Alberta into a kind of religious mania. I knew it would be interesting.

Chriss Rollins said...

Hello again... I have just spent some time catching up with your last 6 posts and wow i do love your work sooo much and wish i could produce just one piece like yours then i think 1 piece wouldnt be enough for me...you inspire me soo much and one day i will have a try at your style.

thanks for sharing.
chriss x

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love this! wow, what a sweet sissie...

Giggles said...

This is funny I always call my daughter bag lady...seems like she is always bringing something home in her many cloth bags. Colorful and fun!

Hugs Giggles