Update: We have a winner. Stay tuned for a new contest in February. My monthly contest to win a ”Love the House You’re In” custom collage will continue this year, with collage artist extraordinaire Mel Kolstad remaining with scissors and vintage ephemera in-hand. Do you realize that Mel’s collages are just 4 inches square? A bit smaller, even, than what you see on your screen. To get us started for January, I asked Mel to make a collage for Susan, who was the winner of my first annual ”The Hard Way” award. I love it! Click on through if you want to enter to win our next collage -> .
Susan’s house is wonderful in that it incorporates so many different textures: wood, brick, stone and glass. It was the first time I’d ever “made stones” and I really loved the process. It was also a hoot to feature many of her kitties on the collage as well!
Thanks, Mel! Read more about her work on her cool blog, Ephemeraology.