Tuesday, February 21, 2017

JK Returns

I received an event mailing the other day that insisted on becoming collage material.

save-the-date becomes creative fodder

So my studio time was very tactile today. I love the physicality of tearing paper, the zen-like reflective meditation of tugging apart paper fibers.

After fragmenting the save-the-date card, I got into kindergarten finger painting mode again as I did a few days ago, though my paint this time was actually paste—matte medium, to be precise. I love the physicality and directness of using my fingertips to spread glue and then press into place bits of collage.

Please gasp and laugh with me: Passing By has passed by, and Just Kidding is back being mischievous and playful.

Just Kidding 22117 [working title]

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6 comments:

  1. Wonderful! It's so much fun being tactile. Now I know why I have been saving my RISD weekend card!

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    1. Yup, I love getting/being in the tactile making-art zone. Have fun with your RISD event card!

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  2. So fun. Oouuus and ahhhs over here! The tiny masterpieces continue to amaze! Have fun sticky fingers :)

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    1. Sticky fingers! Thanks for the encouragement, Sheila. No master plan, as you may have surmised.

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  3. Very freeing. The collage bits are a great colour to add to Just Kidding. Love the last detail photo - can see some of the lower layers peaking through the veiling, like the neutral at the top against the 'blue' and all the bits of colour and texture.

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    1. Yes, very freeing as soon as the first step is taken. What surprises me, over and over again, though why I would be surprised when the same thing happens again and again is anyone's guess, is how quickly I get attached or boxed in again! It is fun to have lower layers throw their voices back in the mix periodically. Thanks for your comments and cheerleading.

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