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Junk Mail

A collage made out of an expired cat license (my old hometown licensed cats just as it did dogs, because of rabies concerns) and one or more subscription reply cards. I made several digital images with different stylings. This one’s a favorite.

try-us-$10-bright-edges

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blueglamour2Magazine pictures and tissue paper, some oil pastel and dry brushed acrylic: some of it is messy and some of it is mysterious. I like the bit of scraping in the lower right, but it’s metallic and doesn’t look like much on the screen. Not really me, but I like it. 2005? 2006? I think.

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Lots of Red

Red Japanese police car

Red Japanese police car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I get travel magazines that don’t have as many usable images as a person might expect. But the Japanese police car, a small part of a bigger street scene about shopping (which is what the travel mags focus on), jumped out at me.

Years ago in a supermarket parking lot I found a wad of penny wrappers on the ground. I’ve been using them every since. I don’t suppose this will hold up well in the mail, many loose edges. If I tempt fate, I will post the results.

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Kathy Barbro’s Art Projects for Kids site is full of ideas for grownups who like to play with art. This turtle was the first of her projects I carried out, though I have been reading her posts for a couple months.A Kindergarten Turtle  The turtle is drawn on paper from a mutual fund prospectus that I’d been using as waste paper, then pasted onto one of the last of the beautiful speckled card stock sheets I bought for a group card-making project. The flower is a broach from a trendy catalog. I like them together.

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Paper or pixels?

There’s nothing more gratifying than messing about with paper and paste, scissors and clippings. I want to be able to look at my favorite paperworks from anywhere in the world. I hope the pixellated versions will stay fresh forever, or at least “forever.”

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