Saturday, June 30, 2007

One Last Printmaking Collage


This is the last of the collages from the Funhouse. The only one I hadn't posted yet. Before you get too impressed, the mulberry and French marble papers were bought at Binders. I will take credit for finding the other items in a less conventional way: the vintage cookbook page, the meter-wheel-doo-lolly, the bit of match book, and the image of the mice all came from Bobby's at Lakewood. (Does it drive you crazy when I link back like this? I like it on the blogs I read, just wondering if you do.) Anyway, back to the mice - the image is totally copyright-free I'm sure, from a card that might have been a cigarette pack card....dunno. It's about the size of a playing card. Probably the Yu-Gi-Oh! of the early century nicotine crowd.

I made a paper plate litho of the mice from a photocopy, enlarging the image about 300%. I etched the contents of the egg -- they were cut from another drypoint. The meter wheel is watercolored. I gave one to Debbi too, here's what she did with hers -- it ended up in one of her wonderful handmade books. I love how the same element can be so different in someone else's hands.

Speaking of someone else, I recently met up with a gal who goes by the name o' Calamity Kim -- someone all y'all should know. Mosey on over to her blog and check out her gypsy apron. That girl's gonna make me break out the ole Viking and reacquaint myself with the bobbin winder, dadburn it.

3 comments:

kimberly sherrod said...

hey, thanks for the link o kindness! I bought some beeswax yesterday for my future collage work. I like the mouse wheel thing- I like mice and frogs..not really in real life...but on paper they are too cool...

Laurie Mika said...

Hey Congrats from Argentina on getting your work into Lark. They put out beautiful publications. You must be thrilled! We are having a blast...not sleeping much, that's for sure! Talk soon, Laurie

michelle c said...

holy moly! what an apron!