Charlotte’s Web is one of my favorite kid’s books. And my favorite character is Templeton the Rat. I think that’s where this little guy came from. These are test stamps of him.
I added a crown to the Top Frog. I had originally cut it out as a skirt for a gopher (this all makes sense in my studio/head). While it didn’t work for that purpose, I thought it was too interesting to toss and this is where it landed.
Pieces I would never arrange on purpose, when glued down pretty much at random, keep me loose.
I was wondering if my son might be color blind or just oblivious to color names in general (he’s two, after all). He was holding a dinosaur cookie cutter and my husband asked him what color it was. “Green.”
“See? He’s not color blind,” said my husband.
“But dinosaurs could be any color,” I argued. ”
Yeah…but mostly they’re green.” My husband is a good debater.
A botched nose on this deer turned into a Rudolph opportunity!
The climber who ended up scaling his face turned a bit sinister when I had to figure out a way to cover up the original caption at the bottom right of the photo. Originally it read, “Sorry I was eating a Milkyway.” The ambiguity of grammar (with no comma) makes it all the more interesting.
I’ve started to make it a practice to paste down the night’s scraps/leftovers. Per usual, I’m much freer with them than I am in the pieces that yielded them. It’s good to get loose and not care about the outcome too much. Fresh.
This gorgeous spread of sky came from National Geographic (from where all good things come). I removed the socket of the Neanderthal intending to have an owl peering out, but the scale was off and this bird volunteered to stick his neck through. The eggs seemed to give reason to the bird’s presence, though upon reflection they feel a bit clunky.
Another two-element collage challenge. At first I had her floating down a tranquil, winding river, but I preferred the contrast of transportation. Gave it more of a wink.