Friday, April 29, 2016

Mixed Media Quickie Number Twenty

Social Niceties
photograph on matboard, fabric paper, vintage wallpaper, magazine cutouts
10 x 13 inches
So...this woman was the foremost movie critic of her time (1960s) and she was in a double-page advertisement for feminine deodorant spray.  EW.  Please, pass the frosting, I'll bury that knowledge eating directing out of the can, thanks.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mixed Media Quickie Number Nineteen

Munsell's Diner
photo on matboard, magazine and catalog cutouts, vinyl
10 x 13 inches
The guy behind the legs was named Harry Munsell.  Nom nom, right?  And that's not just a hamburger--that's a hamburger with BITS OF HOTDOG added right into the patty!  Oh, McCall's, you never cease to teach me new things from the 1960s.

I can't let you forget about Instagram!
Also, you might be able to see my Facebook stuff occasionally if you follow me there.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mixed Media Quickie Number Eighteen

Small Dreams
photograph on matboard, magazine and catalog cut outs,
10 x 13 inches
That's a map of Wales.  Seems dreamy under the right conditions.  

I will be taking these collages (and the mini collages framed!) to my first showing at the Vintage and Made Fair in Des Moines in May.  Since the theme of the show is reusing/recycling materials I figured this would be a great place to debut this line of work.  Spread the word if that's your thing.  Thanks.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mixed Media Quickie Number Seventeen

found headshot, catalog cutouts, book tearout, vinyl
10 x 13 inches
These guys.  Really.  What is this scenario?  Thanks, 1969 Sears catalog!  

The next few collages have head shots taken from the old KC Club.  Lots of old white dudes had no idea they'd work their way into the art of the little lady they'd likely talk patronizingly to if they were still around to see it.  

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mixed Media Number Sixteen

How To Catch a Thing
antique sheet music, book/magazine/greeting card cutouts,
fabric paper, vinyl
approx. 11 x 14 inches
I have so many pages of antique sheet music gifted from a family friend, I don't know if I'll ever get through it, and that's okay!  I can try.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mixed Media Quickie Number Fifteen

found typed and writen on paper, vinyl, painted wallpaper,
magazine/catalog/book cutouts, colored pencil
8.5 x 11 inches
I found MORE THAN ONE typed up note like this in a box of travel souvenirs and whatnots from the '60s and '70s.  I guess it's like a diary entry or something. I love the age on the paper...thanks, Marguerite, for being you and unknowingly becoming my collaborator!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mixed Media Quickie Number Fourteen

Coffee Break
painted found newspaper, book and magazine cutouts,
approx. 10 x 13 inches
This one did come together quickly, but in all honestly its components took a while to make.  The building is from a Swiss Modern architecture book that was one of the first things I kept from the sheds at the farm.  The newspaper was painted over the course of weeks as I was making other works and just had it around as blotting paper.  I cut out the strawberry dessert over a year ago from a Reader's Digest scavenger hunt and kept it around.  This is how I work.