Monday, April 30, 2012

Drawing #32 - Tiger Junction

I'm delighted with the latest large (16x20) drawing. For a mental landscape, it looks rather like a physical landscape as well. Do click on the image to see it larger.
I saw it as being an interface between two states, or a junction. The majority of the collage material is the label in my bread, a multi-grain loaf from a local artisan bakery. I couldn't call this multigrain, but it does contain the letters TIGR, hence the name. It doesn't really have anything to do with tigers and certainly shouldn't seem threatening. I look forward to all your wonderful interpretations as always.

Friday, April 27, 2012

More Joy in Scribbling

I'm working on my big drawing, but just felt a need for a quick outlet while listening to an online session. I turned to the Scribbler that I dabbled with a while back (see here.) I've done a new scribble and think it looks like a glow in space. It was very fun to do.
Thanks for everyone's comments on the drawing using the stamps. I'll definitely revisit that source of collage.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Drawing #31 - Gardens of 20 Centavos

Hooray! At last another drawing is complete.
 Many years ago my brother-in-law and I bought a mystery shoe box at a stamp auction. It was salted with some nice things, so worth the (small) price. Mostly it was filled with a large quantity of common used stamps from around the world. I've been thinking about them as collage material and have used five examples of one stamp in this drawing. It is a 1950 stamp of Mexico in the value of 20 centavos and pictures the Puebla cathedral. If you're into stamps, its Scott catalog number is 860. I used one copy intact but the other four are cut in various shapes. Remember to click on the image for a larger view.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Thoughts of Nesting Birds

I've been wrapped up in genealogy work and a three-day conference here last week, but I did do some pages and a special bookplate too. Today, though, I did a new page for the AnnaLift of a photo of Dick's that I don't think I've ever done before. It is of a Semipalmated Plover on its nest in the tundra outside Churchill, Manitoba. That is in the far northern part of the province on Hudson Bay. You may know it as a place people go to see polar bears. We were there in June of 1980.
Designer Credits:
all Anna Aspnes
-background: PotPourri Easter Bunny Solid Paperie
-overlay, brush: ArtPlay Palette Sophistica
-map: Travel USA No. 1 BrushSet
-photo mask: ArtPlay Vitality FotoBlendz
-word art: WordTransfers Life No. 1
fonts: Stuyvesant BT, Baveuse, Big Top