This is supposed to be posted Monday, but Blogger is being hateful, so I am publishing it Sunday night instead. I wish they would get their issues worked out!!! I'm tired of this "We're sorry..." stuff.
There are so many talented artists in the blogging world, and I decided to recognize a few of them today. I have always admired collage artists. I have never thought of myself as being very good at layout, and I love studying collage artists' work so I can hopefully learn something. Laying out all those bits and pieces and moving them around, until suddenly one has a piece of art! How fulfilling that is!
The first artist/blogger is my friend, Jo West. A couple of years ago, Jo created a very special piece for me when our Precious girl crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It hangs in my sitting room, and I see it every day.
I gave one of Jo's collages to our daughter in New Orleans for her birthday this year. I wish I had photographed it before I gave it to her, but I didn't! Anyway, she loved it!! I framed it in a shadowbox frame that can be opened from the front, so she can put some small memorabilia on the shelf inside the box. O.k., I confess that I tried to nick a photo of the collage off Jo's blog,
My Paper Playhouse, but blogger is being really uncooperative about that stuff, and wouldn't let me post it!!
The next collage artist is Theresa Plas. She had a piece on her blog a couple of months ago, and I just had to have it for our new house. You really must go to Theresa's blog, Studio 48 Tango, and then go to her Etsy shop. This woman really has the gift for collage! I plan to give some of her pieces as Christmas presents this year.
Teresa's piece is the one on top! Isn't it fabulous??? Below it is my weak attempt that I did in an encaustics class a couple of years ago. Mine looks better when it is in such good company!
You have already seen the work of Marsha Jorgensen in my right sidebar. She is part of a group of artists who are trying to stop art piracy. If you are interested in collage, please go to her blog, Tumblefish Studio, because she sells supplies for creating collages similar to the ones you have seen here.
Well, that's it for today! Next Monday, I may just tell you about the culinary artistry I performed with some fresh crabs that I trapped at the Jekyll Island pier. The photo below is not a collage, but I am so proud of last week's catch, I just had to show it to you. We had a wonderful crab feast that night!!