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Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Julie Arkell, and collage inspiration.
I am working on a series of collages using collections of fabric, postcards, photos and buttons.
Some time ago I looked at Julie Arkell collage pieces, and love the way they give special significance to objects cards etc especially when they are hung on the wall.
I had recently made a collage using a robin card, left by the previous owner of our house. I wanted to, as in Arkells work, give it new meaning, and be able to see it - reminding me of the owner who is a lovely elderly lady who we still see for old fashioned tea!
I then waded through some photos and postcards to choose some more!
Then needed to sort into styles.
Brights and more quirky ladies. I especially like the birds.
I have just finished two collages from the childrens postcards, which are now on Folksy. Again, a while ago I had made a collage for our bedroom and I wanted the same feel for these new ones.
Above is a section of our bedroom one, and below is one of the new collages.
I'm quite pleased with them, and even with a bad cold I'm really keen to start on the others and then get round to collaging very special photos of mine which otherwise will stay in the cupboard.
Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. I am a forty-something mum living in Cornwall with a husband, two children and 6 rabbits.I have a background in textiles, and have always made things.I am inspired by bold shapes,colours, folk art, and the human figure including dolls.I also love collecting fabrics, ceramics and unusual things!
I also love baking and have an (unfulfilled) desire to live a simpler more self sufficient life.
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