Forgive this photo-heavy post, but I wanted to share with you a little of how I spend my days. I'm liking the 2009 Little Orange Kitchen Goes Green resolution and am having fun sorting through newspaper, maps, magazines, cereal boxes and vintage books. I'll be participating in Jana Holland's Gallery night tomorrow (details at bottom of post) and used the opportunity to create some pieces that make me swoon!
Then, there's the labeling of the source and year of publication as I tear pages out of new-found hauls. Sometimes I have to draw an arrow to remind me of what image I liked. I've been known to pull out pages and have no clue what I found so compelling the week before.
Occasionally, I just stare at talented Cancerian men, though even in fantasy they're a terrible match for the married Aquarius.
Once I break my gaze, I'm rewarded by free cds tucked in the magazine! Score!
Sometimes I sort by theme:
Assembling panels is my favorite part. I cut and cluster images and then piece them together...I loved the Matisse flower pot, but his woman just didn't cut it for me...
But, this one showed great potential:
This razor ad showed a little slip of pink I had to save:
You know I love vintage perfume bottles, so I found one and put it all together...
Of course, I love Rapunzel, but she was too large on her own:
I wasn't sure about these:
But, at the last minute...I went with it:
And so on...
And so on...
And so on...A favorite...look at how the images from 5 sources met up...like they were meant to be friends all along...karmic connections:
So that's all in a day's work folks!
These are some of the pieces I'll be bringing to Jana's on Saturday night...she and her husband open up their house to local artists (13 this year), hold a wine and cheese reception and open house. This is your chance to meet local painters, jewelry makers, photographers and hear local musicians...it costs $5.00 and they do not take a percentage of any of the artists sales. I hope you friendly local readers can stop by-it goes from 7pm-11pm...
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