Monday, July 15, 2019

Day 2545: Home sweet home.

Anime Series 2, collage, digital

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* In less than a minute after playing this, both dogs laid down to rest!

What Is Recycled Art? ... 
Recycled art is creative work that's made from 
discarded materials that once had another purpose. 

This includes anything from old plastic toys, telephones,

license plates, tires to scraps of cloth, building supplies

bowling balls, tin cans, metal scraps, wood ... anything?


Vincent Mangi

Artists who make recycled art take those materials 
and make them into something new.

Last day at the house the hill ...
when the Superheroes get near, they will text and I'll go home.

The dogs and I spent almost 5 hours watching the Wimbledon final.

Okay, Laker slept and Zoey watched about 2 minutes, total.

That's all folks!


A smile for Monday ...

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Day 2544: Last nght at the house on the hill.

"The" : junk mail collage.

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Last full day at the house on the hill
I will go home tomorrow afternoon.
Friday, Zoey went to Zootopia, 
so I had lunch @ El Cholo & a movie with Ann.

We saw Stuber, which we both liked and laughed a lot.
If you're interested, you can see a quick trailer, here
Today, I have been home all day with Laker & Zoey. 
about 2 pm
I was the third blob on this couch, reading.
And, I did catch my last sunset for a while.

about 8:15 pm

Now at 9:15pm, it's just us three, but we had 5 guys here at times.
Jordan, Jake, Zack, friends, James and Garrett.
GH#1, Jordan is with Katie at OC Fair. 
GH#2, Jake is working tonight at Social.
GH#3, Zack worked this morning 8 - 2 and is at a party.
A busy household.

starts this Thursday ...



THURSDAYS | JULY 18 - AUGUST 8, 2019 | 10AM - 1PM
During this journaling workshop with Jacki Long use an actual traveling experience or make up one you would like to experience. Go to New York in the early 1900's or visit Hogwarts! Bring printouts of photos for reference and to collage with. Paint, collage, draw and more during this fun workshop. This is a fun, relaxed progressive class.
REGISTRATION: $160 for the series -or- $45 per session, and includes all materials.
  Limited seats are available for these classes, please go online for info & sign up 
 Art Supply Warehouse/Catalyst, 6672 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
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A smile for Sunday ...

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Day 2543: Three squares: collage.

3 Squares: 3 junk mail collage,

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The women who invented collage – 

long before Picasso and co.


Denied the opportunity to paint or sculpt, well-to-do ladies went to town with scissors and glue, as this fascinating new exhibition shows

The art-history books will tell you that sometime around 1912, Picasso invented collage, or, actually, perhaps it was Braque. What they mean is that sometime around 1912 a man of sufficient standing took up a technique that had been quietly practised in largely domestic spheres by a largely female army of amateurs, and applied it in his own work. Cue the universal astonishment of observers who pretended they had never seen such a thing before.

This narrative has been recycled ever since, assuring us that the collage techniques that shaped the language of dada, surrealism and all the other isms that made up modernism, as well as pop art and even today’s Photoshop-driven design, all emanated from that one original spark of paper-sticking cubist genius.

So thank heavens that the National Galleries of Scotland’s new exhibition, Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage, is here to set the record straight. A sprawling festival of collage, papier collĂ©, dĂ©coupage, photomontage, photocollage, cut and paste, scrap work, mosaic work — call it what you will — fills both floors of the gallery and effectively resets the chronology.

The above is the start of this article, to read the rest, click here.

I have been doing collage for a very long time.
Sixty plus years is a long time.
I love collage, and use it in various ways.
One is in junk mail collage.

Bluline: junk mail collage.

I use junk mail scraps & from newspaper and magazines.
With bits & pieces, usually torn, I play until I like it.

Golden: junk mail collage.

I love & use a lot of text, usually sideways or upside down.
Using it not to read, but as a design element.

Star: junk mail collage.

The above were assembled using various papers & glue stick.
Most of my student come in not liking glue stick, but
after leaning the technique, most become a convert. 
Have you tried collage? It's a fun addition to your art.

A smile for Saturday ...

Friday, July 12, 2019

Day 2542: Late night vet visit.

6 Pear :  photograph, collage & digital

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They had a scare Wednesday night.
WW called me on the way to the vet at 10 pm.
Zoey had eaten or been bit by something. 
Boxers are notorious for eating anything & everything. 

Zoey usually likes to have her picture taken. She even poses.
But WW said she didn't want her picture taken like that.
She is a girl after all.
Benedryl and a shot and she came home and slept.
I came to the house on the hill today and she has been less active.

Most of the swelling has gone down, and she's a pretty as ever.
Not in the mood to pose though, so I honored her wishes.
A new flag at the house on the hill & a solar light for nighttime.

I did get several shots of Laker today ...
out on the outdoor couch, where it's so easy to relax.

Laker, age 8.

Laker was extra cuddly today.

WW left a note, the Grandhunks obliged. 
I got some and they were delicious
All gone., ;o)

A smile for Friday ...