Friday, January 15, 2010

Fabulous Friday

Can you believe that it's Friday again? I know it is, because all my shows were on last night. The week has flown by, but I did get a bit of art done. I'm still into collage art. I like the whole process, from gathering up magazines, to finding images, to deciding whether to look for colors or themes. Everything about collage art is working for me right now.

This first piece wasn't going well, and I just sort of vented as I worked on it. That's where the therapeutic part comes in. I decided to post it anyway...

This next piece was fun and just fell into place...

Someone gave us a stack of Life and Look mags, dating back as far as 1952. When you have magazines that old, you are sometimes hesitant to cut into them, but when I want an image I want it then. So I clip it out. I could wait and go to the copy shop and save the magazine, but shoot...nothing lasts forever, so I am using them. Any hoo, there was this ad for a product to make silver hair beautiful, so that got me to thinking about my journey into the land of uncolored tresses. It's one of the best things I've done for myself lately. Once again I'm happy with my hair. But enough about me.

Speaking of magazine images, if you don't have a lot of magazines and certainly don't want to put a lot of money into something you are going to cut up, check out your local library.

Our's sells their back issues of magazines for .20 each. I went by today and they had lots of different kinds. Another option is catalogs that you get in the mail. I even ask my dentist for old magazines. DH gets musician catalogs and I'm looking forward to doing something funky with them.

My last picture for today is a somewhat blurry shot of a little red headed visitor we had this week. I had to use my zoom feature and take it through the screen, but you can tell what he's up to.

Not quite as busy as Stan the Beaver, but he was quite intent on his job.

So that's it for today. A bit of art, some prose and a look at our backyard buddies. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Do some art, enjoy the scenery or just curl up and watch a movie, whatever you choose...have fun.


Nezzy said...

You have a great weekend too sweet lady. The artwork was great and I loved the pic of busy Mr. Woodpecker.

God bless!!!

Sea Gypsy said...

It looks like you are having so much fun! I think they are all wonderful! Library is a great place to check out and I am so glad you mentioned that. Have a great weekend!

suze said...

Freaky eyes on the first one...made me snicker. Fun stuff and I miss those woodpeckers.
Have a great weekend!

Jenny Stevning said...

Today the arms of my sweater were too tight. It was making me crazy!!! I felt like the woman in the first collage. I love it!
So proud of you for cutting up the old mags!! YAY!
Thank you!

Sandra der KnitNazi said...

HAHA those EYES, they freaked me out too...

I just saw your post card art and am sorry to say, today I caved. DH talked me into buying another box'o color...said he doesn't like me gray...I hate WallyWorld for enabling me, once again~*cry..

anyway, love your art! TOO KEWL!

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Susan
love the Wood pecker if thats what he is.
we dont have them here.
Love your collages and you are so right keep all the nice flyers that have great colour, and everything else For collages. I do ATCs
My D, Julia is a great collage artist .She brought one of her journals at Xmas to show me exquisite. I am thinking of doing something along this line this year Hope collaging helps to keep you cosy and warm thru your winter

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lagirl said...

What a gold mine having those "old" magazines to work with. They certainly weren't wasted on you. Loved all the art!!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

I hope you have a terrific weekend! I am loving your journal pages so keep them coming.The crazy eyes on your first page remind me of myself right now! I am working in mine today. I finally got some paint pens today and metallic paint. Take care.

BlueRidgeLady said...

Love love your collages!!! Caught my eye right away!! Looks like you had so much fun creating them and what a great idea to check the library for magazines! You got some good ones!!

What an excellent capture of the wood pecker!! I see one every now and then around here, it's always special! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!! xox

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Ooooh I LOVE these new pieces of art you've done!! I would love to try collage art but I may get into trouble so I probably shouldn't. ;> ) But keep up that fantastic work, I really enjoy them!!
Love the pic of the woodpecker. They are amazing creatures. They are so loud too! I do believe Stan is reaping what he sowed and is living comfortably under his frozen stick palace.

Ronnie said...

YOU are on a roll. I love your collages!
LOve that woodpecker.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Love the pic of Woody. Woodpeckers are such pretty birds.

How fun to have a stack of old magazines. I have a few. Whenever I need a pick me up I get them out and flip through. For some reason they always cheer me up.