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Finally

“Finally” what? Finally got out of the heat and humidity of North Carolina to the cool of NH. Finally used the placemat I saved from Lou’s memorable eatery. Of course, nothing’s necessarily final about collage.

It’s dorky, I like it.

I miss my scanner. iPad camera is a poor substitute.

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On Vacation

Vacation, time to try new things and revisit old frustrations, such as Flickr. I’ve been locked out of my account for a long time because of user name/login/password tangles. You didn’t need to know that.

Today I got back in and revisited an old collage book called Fine Spirits. It’s all red and white. A page:

I miss my scanner . .

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I have several ideas for final steps, and I am worried about spoiling it, which can happen, even though a person shouldn’t think that way. So to calm my fears, I’ll post this near-final version of “She Asked My Advice.”

When the final version is ready, I’ll post it and also identify the fellow artist who sent me the material in the left border.

Original is about 9 by 11 inches, my big visual journal.

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This is number #49 in the Index Card a Day (ICAD) 61 day challenge, and I am keeping up except that for some reason, #39 is drawn but not yet colored. ??

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Wow [surprised as usual by the passage of time and the amount of stuff I’ve created since about 2001.]

About 8 years ago, I retrieved a Jiffylite padded envelope from the trash at the university History Department where I worked. I made a large mixed media artwork on this recycled canvas sometime later.

It has an outsized presence — it’s 15 x 22 inches and very colorful — so there’s never been “the right place” to hang it, and it’s also a bear to store.

Today I scanned it in parts and e-stitched it together, using a few digital tools to disguise some of the joins. I still like it a lot and don’t want to look at it all the time, which you’ll understand if you enlarge the image.

That’s a frilly blue cocktail pick in my guru’s hand. I doubt I’ll ever make anything quite like this again.

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Sometimes juxtaposition does most of the work! And then a little oblique text does the rest: “chitchat is frowned upon until the break.”

There’s also a little pen work on the background, crayon resist (dark, I wish I had used gray instead of black), and some pinkish felt tip marker.

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Last night I experimented with heavy crayon over alcohol ink. I thought it might be possible to scratch out a pattern through the crayon, but the result looked meager. I threw the card away.

This morning I thought I’d apply gesso over the discarded work and do something on the new surface, using the “what’s on my desk?” technique. This card is what I made, from an acrylic skin (defined below if you need a definition), a magazine clipping, and some yellow paint, which wasn’t on my desktop but had been, recently.

An acrylic skin is a dried-out patch of acrylic paint — typically many layers — that can be peeled up from your palette more or less intact. Being acrylic, skins are more than willing to be pasted down with acrylic medium. With any luck, they are a little grungy, with ragged edges and oddly mixed colors, as in this instance.

This still-damp card has been scanned through a piece of plastic wrap to protect the scanner surface. Light reflects erratically off the plastic and adds little white flecks to the image, a digital bonus.

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