Saturday, August 29, 2009

More Collaging in Miniature

I enjoyed a post from B today, who has been MIA from the blogosphere for a bit. And that's totally allowed, and understandable. We all need a blogging holiday from time to time. Been there, done that. It's necessary.

I liked reading about the many things that B's been up to this summer. I would love to see some of the tote bags, jewelry, and books she's been making. And embellished underwear? I really want to see that! I might be inspired to give it a go myself.

I was inspired today, though, by the collages that she shared. She left me wanting more, and I'm hoping that if I'm patient, I'll be rewarded with more. In the meantime, I got out my old magazines and my scissors and my glue stick. Thanks, B, for the inspiration.


  1. Oh wow, I love collage but it has always been a challenge for me, but I'm working on it. Embellished underwear?!!! This I gotta see! And as for the Friday Night Knitting Club...if you want me to fill you in on what happened to the characters, email me and I'll give you a synopsis. I don't regret finishing it because that is the very reason I wanted to - to know what happened to some of the characters but I didn't like the writing style at all. Just not a good "fit" for me as one of my commenters said.

  2. Hello, you have such a beautiful blog I just had to leave you a small note to say thank you for sharing it ! You have written some lovely interesting and creative posts, and you have great pictures too. Perfection !

    Best wishes....

  3. I'm going to get back into my water colors. The whole collage thing has always eluded me. I think it's the guilt of taking scissor to the pages of a perfectly good magazine.

    I know, how crazy is it, that I'll throw them away before I'll cute them up. I need therapy.

  4. Oh Janet, how I love visiting here. You have such a generous spirit of introducing others in Blogovia to one another. Those shots of the peacock, fantastic. I do love those birds, always have, always will...
    and while I do occasionally have a stick in the mud attitude about cutting up mags and books, what fun it can bring.
    Have a great week!
    Candace in Athensx

  5. Janet, unlike the Holly and Candance I can totally cut up magazines. Worse, I can cut up BOOKS without a second glance! Of course I buy them at yardsales and second hand shops, but you can find some amazing photographs in "coffeetable" type books that are heavy and work beautifully on collage.

    I'm interested in knowing a few things:
    What are the dimensions of your miniature collages? What do you do with them when they are finished? And when you sit down to create one, what is the objective (for example, color themes, making a statement, etc.).

    I love the idea of completing something small in one evening. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I like yours and they are relaxing and fun, especially if the pictures/words inspire you.

    I forget what blog it was but a few posts back she had put a background up and a few others made their own collage with it. I put a song on and made mine within the time of the song.

    I can't prepare too much, they just happen.


  7. Your collages are lovely, Janet...They have such a great serenity about them that I just love. Nothing like cutting up and gluing paper to create and recharge the creative juices--such fun! Happy week, Janet ((HUGS))

  8. I love your front door invitatio, I stop every visit and imagine myself there

    Great monochromatic work.. fun fun!!

  9. 'Love, love, love your front door welcome, also love that photo-behind-your-blog-title pic....and very nice collaging!

  10. Thay are all so beautiful! I love the peacocks.

  11. love the happy colours.

    all beautiful.

    one love.

  12. Hello,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am thus happy to discover yours.
    collage is a powerful visualization tool. It never fails to make me feel centered once I decide to make my stream of dreams a priority.


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