Again, on the money front. It's so complicated people's eyes glaze over. So I've set out to illustrate it instead of talking about it. What is it about quantities of any kind (money included) that make us raving idiots? Here is a guy who is simply oblivious. Collage: papers, photo, color pencil.
Victorian books about the bible (histories, sermons, etc.) are the motherlode of dramatic engravings. I saw this one about the deluge that's presumably about the folks who were left behind to perish and it didn't take long for it to translate over into my money theme. I couldn't resist, reminds me of certain neighbors I've had (don't have them anymore thank goodness)!
What I thought I'd do turned into a collage with watercolor and crayon (primary grade school technique of choice). I was simply meandering with this on the back porch with a window open, listening to wind chimes. Perfection.
I took some time to fool around with fabric and this was one of the results. There's a photo here, text, chine colle, and crayone resist. All those elementary art techniques still beckon. Love them and have to use them!
Stripes and stamps, what else could it be but postman's pajamas? Mail-carrier's pajamas but then the illiteration would be foregone. This is the latest, made just Saturday at the Ohio Collage pARTy at Karen Koch's new studio in Hudson OH, Life Needs Art. It's a lovely little place on the 2nd floor over a toy store. Go check it out if you're anywhere around Hudson!
This one is chine colle over text, with botanical details and postage. The little bit of lavender about the edges is crayon d'arche.