Saturday, June 27, 2020

Collecting

I collect lots of miscellaneous stuff, including vintage textiles. Below are a few of my favorites.


The piece in the background was purchased in Vietnam. The small bag in the top left is a Banjara piece from India with cowrie shells decorating the corners. The bag in the center is Lakai embroidery (the opposite side has different embroidery) from central Asia -probably Uzbekistan. The small bag in the top right belonged to my grandmother and I believe is from Greece. My grandmother travelled all over the world and growing up, we had a costume chest filled with embroidered shawls from Spain, fabric from the Mideast, a traditional Portuguese vest and apron, and much more. My sister now has the chest, but I got most of the textiles.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

New Letterpress Print

I did this cactus print for a custom order and now have it for sale in my shop.


I seem to be terrible at keeping real cactus alive so I purchased the faux ceramic ones from Etsy seller Woggie's Place.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Time for a new collage

Here's a new little collage I did. It's mounted on wood and uses all my favorites. I found an old worn tape measure that is now one of my new favorites for collage.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Torn Letter


For the last few weeks, I have been re-vamping my collage shop on Etsy. I changed the name to The Torn Letter, gave it a new look and re-photographed many of my collages.




Monday, February 10, 2020

It's almost Valentine's Day and I've been making some little treat bags. The bird is from a hand carved eraser stamp.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

100 Tags - The Book

I decided I needed a permanent record of my collage challenge so I put together a book. I used Blurb for the printing - I like Blurb because I'm not forced into using a template - I can design in InDesign. Also, their print quality is really nice. I chose the hard cover but a softbound version is also available. I do want to color correct the cover - it came out a little too blue.






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