I started out with this robot child and had to cover his eyes because they were creeping me out. The effect turned out to be even creepier. So, I added the militaristic marching arms to go “all the way.”
I’m not a fan of words in collage, at least not used directly or literally. Occasionally I forget that and try it out again. It always makes me feel like a seventh grade girl decorating her locker.
I think this piece would have been stronger without the words, but I was too far in the worm hole to see that. Mis-steps are part of the process, I guess.
I seem to have a fascination with umbrellas as of late. I realized it’s because they immediately start a dialogue, a puzzle to figure out. Who’s underneath and who’s holding it? What’s being protected from what?
This happy troop of rainbow umbrella’s seem to be marching along oblivious, unaware of the maniacal overlord just above their heads.
See what I mean? Aren’t umbrellas fun?
I have recently discovered how easy and magical it is to etch glass. 1. Find or create a silhouette you want to use. 2. Print it out to scale. 3. Lay it on exposed contact paper, then adhere the contact paper to the surface of whatever you want to etch. 4. Smear etching cream over all and let sit for 10 minutes. 5. Wash off and reveal the results!
I made this vase for a friend. I wanted something wintery, but not overtly Christmassy so she could use it throughout the year. I tend toward animals rather than inanimate objects. They are more fun to see come to life. (Although I did an ornament on a booze bottle as my first etching experiment and thought it was very jolly.)