Running a blog has turned out to be quite a journey…with its ups … and its downs… and oh, the little turns that lead to totally unexpected places. Like: A fixation with vintage collage… that started with a class… led to Mel… led to a monthly contest… and now, led reader Annie B. to make some vintage collages that she sent to me and oh my goodness, just Made My Day.
Good morning, Pam!
I’ve just returned to work from a four day “staycation” which included an 18 hour collaging marathon. Indescribable fun! By the end of it, my household members were getting a little worried about my brandishing scissors close to their ears. What a blast! I’m quite the novice, but one must start somewhere. I’ll admit, they are a little on the “busy” side; I get going and can’t quit! Thanks for the fun you’ve inspired!!!
Thank you, Annie. These are so wondeful. I am really touched.
Collaging … is just like decorating. Color + scale + imagery + whimsy + seriousness + stuff oh lots of stuff. It’s a wonderful outlet if you are a creative sort whose house may be “done” yet who still loves prowling for little pieces of mid-century ephemera and the like. When you’re at an estate sale for example, it’s a good excuse to look for and buy little things… odd things… forgotten things…. “worthless” things… jewelry… figurines… trinkets… tidbits. Look for “substrates” — vintage items to mount your ephemera on — as well. Get yourself some Mod Podge or other liquid adhesive, clear off the dining room table, and errr, 18 hours later, not only have you created some works of art you also just might start seeing “things” in a new way.