Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Side tracked...

Is that one word or two? Any way, I have some stupid collage project due for a class. It's supposed to "represent ME" and frankly, I hate collages. So the very act of creating a stupid cut and paste collage in fact does NOT represent me. lol. And honestly, if I had to cut and paste found images, I would just find cool pictures that go together and just create a picture, not be "true" to the subject matter. SO, I figured it would be "really easy" to just draw all my own pictures to put into a collage. Well, easier said than done, it's taking me more time than I had hoped haha. Here's a little bit of what I got done today.

It's inspired by the collage work of Danny Roberts, so I thought I'd give a nod to him by giving my girl his signature blush circles. The finished piece will be made up of people or things that inspire me- whether it's the actual people, the designers, or the photographers who took the pictures I'm recreating.

It's honestly way more trouble than it's worth, but the class is NOT challenging AT ALL so I thought I could use this assignment to challenge myself, to work out of my comfort zone or to think a little creatively. Sure, it's not totally "original" but for me, it's something new. PLEASE DON'T READ INTO THIS TOO MUCH, [esp literally] but for me, collaging is more just a craft than "art"- it has its place in the world, and some people are pretty good at creating some nifty things, but for ME actually doing it, it just feels like a tedious hobby. So, I'm trying to put some sort of meaning or effort into it haha.


  1. your hat! and that cute fox! I like it :)

  2. Danny- thanks so much :) like i said, i really love your work, and i particularly like your collage of the girls at st. basils cathedral. gorgeous!

    Donna- thank you too:) yeah, my hat needed to be in there. and the pic is based off of that one pic of me. it's doesn't really look like me, but i thought 'hey even better' now know one will figure it out haha. And besides the fox there's also a weird bunny creature and an eagle lol

  3. I really love the images you chose to use for the collage. Youre so clever. But I totally agree with you on everything. Plus when creating I'm a very messy person. With paints I'm totally cool with that, but thanks.

    Hopes the end of this project ends well for you!

  4. well thank you. :) I've got a lot more work to do. (a lot more people to add lol) so I don't really know what I'll end up with. Some of them I really like by themselves, so I might copy them and just use the duplicates in my collage, b/c there's no way I can keep all the neat little details when they're all going to be piled up together. And I've got like 3 or 4 more projects along with it that are all due monday, so...?? we'll see haha! :P

  5. Gorgeous painting. I love all of the details.

  6. Thank you :)
    I think the post right after it shows the finished work