Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mini Art




I made a lot of art today. Yay for me!

I decided that I would make some collages on printmaking paper for my shop.
When I was in college I worked really really small. I loved it. I still work relatively small, but that's due to a number of factors I won't really get into right now. Anyway, they measure 2.5" X 3.5" and they are just some mixed media collage pieces.

They are very reminiscent of the work I was doing in school. I find this way of work so cathartic for me. Tearing paper, painting it down, all while not really thinking about it or planning it out. Just making something almost subconsciously. Really getting lost in my thoughts and later looking down to discover what I made. It sounds kinda weird and almost hippy like...but I remembered how much I really like working like this.

So you can check them out in my shop. All together I made 8, but I felt only 6 were really successful.

I remembered this little cupboard I made for one of my book arts classes when I was working today. I had forgotten how much I love it and loved making it. I found the cupboard itself at a Ross Dress for Less and collaged it with the graphic design paper samples that I had gotten for a class. Then I made all the tiny little books to go inside. There are little photos on the inside of the doors that are just the contact sheets I got from the photolab. They are pictures of San Diego and Disneyland...

So yeah. That was my day. You can see the destruction of my house in my photos. Ah! Working at home has so many joys....I had more pictures, but my computer is hiding them for me. It likes to see me get angry.

8 comments:

Melody said...

Hey, your house looks like mine :)
I love your mini art! I think they turned out really well! The tiny cabinet it so cute!

Janice La Verne said...

i work this way too... i get lost cutting and tearing and pasting and painting... i just "do" and don't think. i paint that way too, and then spend lots of time working my way out of the dilemmas i have created for myself. (actually it's part of the fun).

today i was at a staff meeting and someone said they were leaving on vacation to israel. i blurted out "pick up paper scraps for me!" it just jumped into my mind.

i laughed at the french fry comment you left on my blog...

and i'm pretty excited about my latest etsy purchase...

a good evening to you. Janice

Abby Creek Art said...

Hey sweetie...you've been a busy girl! Love your new minis.

Two things...everyone that sees your painting on our mantel just thinks it's the best...

...and...that Boston Terrier group is to die for!

K. Trinks said...

you are by far the cutest friend i ever had, you make the best stuff...we are going to live next door to each other when we are old ladies. for sure.

Michele Maule said...

Linda!
I wish you could have been there! I've never heard so much snorting in one place in my life! You would have thought we were on a pig farm :)

angie said...

kim is right. you are the cutest.

i like your mini stuffs!!! so fun!

Dancing Monkey Jewelry said...

It's nice to see that someone else's studio looks like mine. I had to tear my studio apart last week just to get my work bench out so that I could take it to a show. My studio is still torn apart.

Torann said...

thanks for showing me your workspace, its good to see you make the most of your floor space like me :D

look at all your blender pens I love those too :)