Friday, August 18, 2017

Torn Paper #3

Twice torn paper collage.... the paper, torn from magazine pages, is laid on a base, and the when the glue is almost dry, the surface is scraped to tear the paper again to add texture and in some places,  further mystery...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Torn Paper #2

Perhaps I am deluding myself, but I think this one looks like an abstract landscape - all from a couple of torn magazine pages.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First in the series

And this is how the torn paper series began ... torn magazine page with a newspaper base. Is that part of a crossword puzzle peeking through?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


This is the beginning of another series of torn paper /mixed media collages. Some of the postage stamps I have kept have such interesting themes so I am looking forward to creating more of these collages with stamps. Stamped#1 is definitely for cat lovers, but it has been awahile when it cost only 50 cents to post a letter in Australia.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Torn Paper

Over the last month, I have been busily tearing up bits of  paper. I haven't quite gone crazy - I attended a workshop with Belgium based artist, Jette Clover who encouraged us to indulge in some daily art practice, making small collages. Here are some of the square collages I have made into greeting cards.... 

My stockpile is already diminished as I happily gave many away to thank the committee members of a group at a recent Annual General Meeting and others to accompany other thank you and birthday gifts. Tonight's post shows a few, but I think to maintain the daily practice, I will post one a day for the rest of August at least. 

with Jette Clover, in front of her work for "Stitched Up" exhibition.