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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Little Jo - Birthday Girl


Little Jo - Birthday Girl


I happened upon part of a September calendar page that's printed in two of my favorite colors. Little Jo is a happy camper. It sure didn't take long to do this little collage.. just what the on-going project is all about, to do a collage a day in 15 minutes or less.  I don't get one made every day nor do I limit myself to 15 minutes some days but there've been days when I worked on five at once. I get caught up with the papers, compositional challenges, and the process of doing them and time simply flies.

I love that about art, how time flies by on the good days.

Stamp Carving


I'm not much of a football fan but I do enjoy the Super Bowl commercials. So when we were invited to a potluck Sunday afternoon I made up a little stamp carving kit: rubber carving blocks cut to size (the white ones like erasers), my carving tools, and a list of words. I transfered some of the words ahead of time using acetone on the toner copy and used a pencil to transfer others. I did watch much of the game, and found myself carving through some of the commercials.  Some of the stamps have a word on each side. I have a project in mind for the stamps which is why the words have a similar theme.

5 comments:

  1. Jo I love this collage. It is so appealing to me, the colors, the simple images, numbers, birds and of course little Jo. and even the smudge of white/cream paint in the upper right corner...

    the stamps are great, whatcha have in mind?? :)

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  2. I have never made the eraser stamps-I'm impressed with your results. And little Jo just showed up again! This series must be so satisfying to look at all lined up.

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  3. Boy, you really studied this one, Mary, and liked it. Thanks. As for what I'm planning for the stamps, I think it'll be a journal page and maybe something more finished if that works out.

    Yes, Marge, I'm really enjoying seeing the Little Jo's all lined up. They could be a small book someday but for now I keep the latest propped up on a small easel on my desk so I can see it frequently and have another smile.

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  4. Surprised that one of your favorite colors is Longhorn Red....

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  5. Love the birds on a wire, one of my favorite images, colors are great too!

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