Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Little Whimsy

Every so often I feel the urge to paint something frivolous.  I have no pre-conceived idea, it usually just happens.  Such as this....

HOP ON THE BIRD BUS - acrylics and collage

Birds are always favourite subject ...

TWO KOOKAS - acrylics
...and then there is abstract....

PATCH - mixed media/ collage
The 'patch' is rust-dyed cotton, badly hand-sewn. 

The nuns who taught me to sew would not be happy...after all those hand-rolled hems and embroidered hankies!

Friday, May 1, 2015

There's always mail art....

Almost every day I get some wonderful little surprise in the mail.  The most recent was from Cuan Miles in South Africa.   He is a cartoonist with a South African newspaper.

Butterfly Mind - Cuan Miles
I LOVE this collage,  You can see more of his work here:

Terrie Purkey of the USA is another friend who sends me delightful collages every so often.  She has an insatiable appetite for learning more about art, and is constantly doing workshops to that end.  Over the time I've known her, her work has really grown in depth and execution.

Enchanted Bird - Terrie Purkey

Open Hearts - Terrie Purkey

....and ATCs arrive more often than anything else....

Lisa  Weber - South Africa

Cathy Calamas - USA

Pam Prosser - Australia

Marion Bockelmann - Germany

Pattie McClimans -  USA

Soon my collages from the International Collage Exchange will be here.  I look forward to sharing them with you.