Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Calling all collagists!

It's the last day of 2013 and seems appropriate to start thinking of the coming year.  In early 2014, I will be sending collages to the International Collage Exchange (for the third year). 

I have already started:

A Chip Off The Old Block

Fish For Dinner
It's All Greek To Me

The Grudging Soil

Now I would like all you collagists out there to join in. All instructions are HERE, and you have at least until the end of February to make THIRTEEN, no bigger than A4 size (mine are around 6" x 8" on 8 x 10 watercolour paper or matboard)

Meanwhile I will be posting more of mine as I complete them.  Some are combinations of paint & paper, some include found objects, and some are simply cut paper.  I use pages from old books, painted papers, rusty metal bits, or rust-dyed fabric....whatever is at hand.

To see what other participants have done in the past, click
HERE.  Click on any of the exchanges to see the galleries.

If you join up let me know.  I'd love to see your work!


  1. I am intrigued. I may join in. I will have to see if I can come up with a few more collages that are worthy of showing by then.

  2. Jo, your work is always so awesome. I adore what you've made so far. I couldn't begin to pick my favorite, since there are qualities to each I really like, including the humorous titles.

    I really, really wish I could join the exchange, but that's way out of my art allowance, since I don't spend that much money on art supplies AND postage in a single year. I know your single piece that will be for sale will be grabbed up quickly, though.

    Happy New Year, dear friend. I hope it's the best and most art-filled ever.

  3. Love you fish button and burned paper...grest start...perhaps i'll jump in, who knows...xox

  4. Wow now look who's off to a creative start .... All I've done is cook and sort out lots kids!!! Here's to getting back to the studio for some sanity!! Love these pieces Jo - best fortune for 2014!!!!!

  5. Hi Jo,
    I'm really thinking about joining in. I just have to convince myself that the price tag is not too steep.
    Thanks for the heads-up.
    And happy new year!

  6. Happy New Year Jo! And your collages look absolutely great!

  7. I love to come here and see art so bold and different from mine. I have tried and have never been very satisfied with my collaging skills I think I try to put too much. The rich simplicity of your collages is what I am drawn to! Maybe 2014 is time for practice.
    Love that first collage most!

  8. OK I've just found I can follow you on Bloglovin = yippee!
    I won't be so late in catching your posts now :)
    You are off to a brilliant start with your collages...
    very tempting!

  9. JM - grand to see you are planning ahead. Hope 2014 is a good one for you. B

  10. off to an early start Jo! All the best with your collage fun in 2014. K x

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