Friday, May 04, 2007

A big one!

I've been working on this collage off and on for several days. And for several days before that, it sat on my easel, waiting. I had this 11-1.4 x 15-1/4 art board that I stripped and gessoed and left until the "urge" came on. All I knew was that everything would revolve around the cabinet card. Little by little, I assembled the bits and pieces (of which I have far too much -- imagine sifting through them all to find just the right pieces!) and put them in place. I am not a heavy layer, about three or four layers is enough; I like everything to peek through. By the way, thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on my interview with Layers Upon Layers.

Once that was done, I tackled something I've been wanting to do for a long time -- a fabric journal, that is fabric covers and watercolor paper innards. I finished the cover a little while ago, basically free-hand, winging it, and using logic as to how to put it together (no, I am not a Vulcan! I am the product of a French education, which is pretty much based on logic -- it's not for nothing that a much-used French expression is: C'est pas logique! )

The question now is: How do I attach the paper pages to this fabric cover? I'll think about it tomorrow, courtesy of Scarlett O'Hara.

11 comments:

  1. mmm, what you have made ,is very beautiful- i like how you have done all the layers.

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  2. maybe I should send my gessoed board to you - cause it doesn't look like I will ever get the urge!
    I love your work - it has a style that is all your own - so soft and gentle and well, it speaks to me.
    you are the best!

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  3. i HAVE SOME GOODIES FOR YOU DARLING AND i LOVE TO SWAP!

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  4. Amazing collage, I love the feel of that piece, the muted colors...tres magnifique!

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  5. I think I see a little picture of you as a little girl in the lower left? Your spirit is really in this piece, Colette. Elegant and simple but at the same time very complex and deep. Beautiful colors too. I really love this. xxxooo

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  6. I just thought of a comparison! With the golden and pale creamy layers of colors and textures in your collage I can compare this to a crystal flute of Cristal champagne! The colors are the same...and the experience was elegant and complex. See what your art does to me? :) Have a great weekend.

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  7. what a beautiful blog!1 will visit again!

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  8. Looks fabulous! I am working on a similiar project but my problem is that layering. I am afraid to cover up too much. Deep breathe, I know it will be ok & have more depth. Love love your work.

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  9. Anonymous9:51 AM

    I am new to the collage world.My friend Sue Pieper has opened my eyes to it. I just love these piece. The layers,the texture and the colors. I hope someday I can achieve this level
    teresa
    Weathered Goods

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  10. Well I've never understood the French idea of logic - but your collage is beautiful! xo

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  11. This is magnificent Colette! Truly special. It must have been freeing to work on the larger size.

    Your layering and placement is perfect. One of your loveliest pieces of work.

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