Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rescue me

I made this collage some days ago, using layers of old paper. When it was finished, I didn't like it. Something was wrong it; there was a layer of tissue showing that I didn't like because it didn't go with everything else. I covered it with other paper elements and photographed it (photos give me a backup idea of what something will look like), but it still didn't work. So I set it aside, knowing that in the fullness of time, I would know what to do with it, even it it meant discarding it (although I would preserve the old photo because I love it so much.
       Last night, my shadow-self picked up a pair of scissors and cut out the centre, then stitched fabric and lace on it. I photographed it, and put it aside until this morning.
       This morning, I signed it. It worked and I liked it very much. I sign my pieces only when they're finished.

The French note is signed by a dress maker

8 comments:

  1. a true artist does just that! although, I do not sign any of my own pieces, I guess I should get to crackin on that! but that collage is simply pristine!
    xoxo wren

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  2. It's a great piece, Colette. I like it too :)

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  3. So beautiful! I use to sign my work, now I'm thinking of a symbol. So glad you pushed onward~ xXx

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  4. Of course I love it!

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  5. I love it when you can rescue a piece. It's like something hanging over your heart that you need to come to terms with in order to liberate yourself. (Of course, it's always ongoing, isn't it?)

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  6. Beautiful collage. Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog. Hugs Karen

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  7. Your shadow self has a wisdom of it's own, doesn't it? I love that you took those scissors and cut it right in the center. The end result is marvelous...kind of a play between your selves with the lace and the jagged cutting.

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