Wednesday, March 21, 2012
For the BIRDS
I am always on the lookout for beautiful papers & wonderful vintage items for my mixed media collages. Just recently i found an old paper back bird book dated 1949. My heart skipped a beat with this fabulous find! As expected there were marks & stains on some pages, nevertheless, it is wonderful for this creative soul. The hubby & i love watching the birds that come to our feeders and have three other bird books in the house so i had no guilt about tearing up this old book for art's sake :)
The first collage with Sparrows was small, just 4x4 inches while the second of the Eastern Blue Bird is 5 x 7, both are on Ampersand board. I must confess that i am still learning as i go with mixed media collage. The first small one, was almost perfect, but i decided to add some handwritten verse to it. Yup you guessed it, i blew it. Fortunately collage is a forgiving medium allowing me to change the design of the piece. Two more are sitting on the kitchen counter awaiting the final touches.