i’m be-lated with getting my postcards out for hula 70’s swap (i didn’t make 77 like andrea! so have less of an excuse!) mine was, nothing. else. before. our. show!
and yesterday morning, and the night before, i had a wonderful time making them. i brought my collage materials into our living room from my studio while we watched a movie (a creepy movie i don’t recommend, don’t even want to give it blogtime). i have a serious messy track record for collage, so this was gracious of hugh to not bat an eye.
the next morning i was excited to wake up, make some bacon & eggs, coffee and get back to it. glue on my fingers, vintage (circa 1946)photos to imagine narratives to, Jonathan Richmanon my itunes and hugh to keep me company reading the paper on his laptop.
i wish all of my art-makin’ was done under such pleasure. no sweat and tears of deadlines and hopes of making a giant masterpiece. merely a 4×6 piece of cardboard and beautiful paper. i had 2 rules: each postcard must include a vintage photo and a silk-screened boat of mine, but every one can be wildly different apart from that, but with the intention of making them equal… meaning if i used a really good photo on one (like the one that has disappearing faces), i had to use really special paper on the other to balance them out. do you play these games of equality between artwork when you create? i love that the really good photos and paper are obvious to me, but completely subjective:) see them all of mine here. and others here!
i love collage. i love that it is recycling. i love that it plays with composition, color and imagery with such ease. i love that it free associates and mixes genres. i love that anyone can do it!