Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Eco Art: This is the theme for Inspire Me Thursday this week. I reuse many materials for collages and hope to get into altered books much more. I've only just tippy-toed into the area so far. For "Give me wings" I started with a piece of cardboard from a cereal box. I applied acrylic paint dots which I spread about with an old credit card. For the final images I used pictures and words from old books. the stamp is scanned from an old document in my family's possession. The wings were from an older photograph I'd taken years back and scanned. I then did adjusting on the corel photo program I have which is recycled from another location also. The faces are scanned images from old photos of my mother. If you know what I look like you will feel quite certain you are looking at me - not the case. In the larger happy face my mother is actually expectant with me. I love that glow. It perfectly suits the message.
"Give me wings that I might fly".


Crafty Green Poet said...

This is fun! I like the touch of surrealism and the way you've used text. And I'm a big fan of recycling materials in art, I do it all the time!

Deb G said...

I like this. It's fun to use recycled materials I think.

platinum blonde said...

i like that you used an old credit card as a tool...what a great idea!

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