Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday morning.

I am ready to get into the Fall swing of things. My kind sweet husband removed the air conditioner from the studio yesterday so I have a little more LIGHT there! Light is good.
and when the NY Times Magazine came and it was the men's fashion issue, I did what I do when I see nice paper - I tore it right up! I don't need the slick images of skinny men in fancy clothes, but I love the colors and textures of the paper, and find it makes great collages.
I love using what is meant as ads for the culture of materialism and making them into images about something lovely, natural, expressive, and personal.
The next few days are pages in my journal using those papers as background, see what you think:
(and yes, that is Javier Bardem peeking out from behind my collage, because that man is a God!)

"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality." --Iris Murdoch


  1. OHHHH i love this quote and i really enjoy your work. Thanks for sharing :)


  2. Wow, I love your idea about taking an ad about something materialistic and making it meaningful. That really rocks. I was just thinking about using my AARP magazine - maybe it would make me feel younger again???? Love your artwork.

  3. Also, ArtyEm, I hope you will check out to see art by myself and my daughters.