August 2015

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I continue my collage journey and stroll through forgotten and remembered pieces from my archives.  Most of those results for the month are in this sub domain of the site.  Digital also made an appearance this month with the results above.  The image above was created with the inverse from a self portrait mono print flower collage.  After the digital fun, I added the inverse of the flower to another sort of self portrait.  Those two images follow.

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 Two new journals were collaged with Flowers and Spirals and Butterflies!  Oh my!   These journals were also painted and collaged with abstracts.  Most of the archive images being collaged seem to be coming from a 3 x 5 predominantly flower sketchbook that is not yet listed on the site.  It may not have much left in it by the time I’m done.

I created a Journal Page this month.  It received two new additional sub pages reflecting recently created flower journals (mentioned above) with galleries and more.  The menu has been expanded throughout the site to reflect the changes.


The first addition to this new page is the 7×10 journal 108lb vol3.


Added next is 7×10 journal 108lb vol4.   This journal too, contains more painting, abstracts, mixed media, collage, and of course flowers and spirals and butterflies!  Oh My!


Sketchbook continues with development.  A few changes were made.  The menu for sketchbook was also updated.


The 9×12 drawing 80lb sketchbook was temporarily removed while it is being reviewed.  The majority of images from the 9×12 drawing 80lb sketchbook have been collaged and moved to the 9 x 12 Collage Vol. 1 portfolio.  Very few images are left in the actual sketchbook.  I am reviewing this to determine whether or not to re-post the album in it’s original image state before collages for reference.   The 5×9 Flower Sketchbook (shown next) also saw a few adjustments.


Collage was the focus for August 2015.  The collage page for the Flowers sub domain did receive two new additions like the Journals Page.


Two new Portfolio albums were added.  The first new addition is the 9 x 12 Collage Vol. 1 portfolio.


The second portfolio album added this month was the 11 x 14 Collage Vol. 1.


Those are my updates for August 2015 in the Flowers sub domain of

July 2015

July 2015

Revisiting a few flowers from the archives with collage into new sketchbooks in development.  Spirals still making their presence known.

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February 2015


February 2015

At home in the studio, I continued my explorations with collage. I especially continued exploring the combination of merging my life drawing work with my flower, spiral, and butterfly work through collage as evidenced by the image pictured below.


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January 2015


January 2015

I  began the transition of converting my site from static to dynamic.  The flower sub domain was the second section of the site to be upgraded.  This process is ongoing.  I decided to combine the flower work with butterflies and spirals.  These three seemed to overlap quite frequently with flowers being the dominant subject.

The image to the right was my first combination of a butterfly with a life model collage inverse.   I am really beginning to venture outside of my comfort zones with collage and am liking the results.  The year is underway and I am excited to see where my creative journeys lead me.