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New Work, New Tricks

I completed another 10” square collage on cradle board. For this piece, I began by creating a black and white patterned background using wallpaper scraps, hand painted, and found papers. I came across a large flower on a wallpaper scrap and then altered it, and embellished it with cut paper in turquoise colors. A whimsical piece deserves a whimsical name! This piece is titled Turq-ish Delight.

I also began an online class, "Collage Maker's Summit", which was developed by collage artist, Drew Steinbrecher. It features a series of video tutorials from 10 different collage artists, each focusing on a unique technique or process used in collage making. I've only completed 2 of the tutorials so far, and I'm having so much fun and learning new things.

The images to the right were the result of the first class from British artist, Rebecca Chapman. I created this series using high contrast digital photos. I added hand painted and printed papers, and embellished each piece with acrylic paint. I’m so pleased with how they turned out! Each piece is 4”x6” and mounted on an 8”x10” mat board. Thanks Rebecca for this wonderful lesson!

The next lesson was from Cat Rains. I had previously taken her free "Collage Kickstart" class.

Working with black and paper from magazines, I created 3, 4" square abstract compositions. Each as a few bright yellow color accents. I think that eventually I will combine these studies into a larger collage.

I'm looking forward to completing the rest of the lessons. I'm also getting ready for the Art Fair at Queeny Park. It looks like it will be a go this year! Dates and times are:

Friday, March 31, 2023 - 5-9pm

Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 10am-6pm

Sunday, April 2, 2023 - 10am-4pm

The event takes place at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Rd., Manchester, MO 63011.

I hope that some of you in the St. Louis area will be able to attend!

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