Sunday, April 13, 2008

Kelly Rae inspired collage ......

This is an 8x10 collage, inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts techniques in the last issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. I am taking part in an exchange organised by Marilyn Rock. You were required to do a collage using Kelly Rae's methods and it had to include two quotes.
The above are two of my favourite quotes, especially the Sark quote "first comes action, then inspiration". For me this is so true (and has helped me get started soooooo many times). I tend to mull things over for too long and then start doubting myself and procrastinating. The end result of that .... no art. So, I often refer to these two quotes and have them displayed in my art room... just begin!

I also finished this autumn toned icicle. She is for a swap on Altered Art Obsession (yahoo group). We were all given a partner to swap an icicle doll with. I hope my partner likes these autumn tones - very apt in Australia at the moment with all the trees leaves turning beautiful red and russet tones.

I had a lovely lunch with my patchwork girlfriends today. There are four of us who have been meeting once a month for over 19 years. They are the loveliest friends and I just love catching up as we always have so much to talk about... not the least quilts and art !!!!

Then I arrive home to fantastic art mail...yaayyyy!!! I received a gorgeous mini quilt I purchased from Baumcat (will post a picture shortly). Also received Martha Browns Round Robin fabric book to work on.... it is amazing, there will be pics to follow soon as I have to make my pages for her book. And, last but not least my copy of Quilting Arts and some funky felt ribbon arrived. I know what I will be reading for the next couple of days. I have had a quick peruse and now have to read in depth. Love this magazine.

Bye for now and happy arting ......

17 comments:

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hi Jacky your collage is Amazing ,I love it ! you should do more .And your icicle doll well your swap partner is definitely in for a real treat Its gorgeous.

love from sesga xx

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky!!!!!!!!!! WOWSER! I LOVE your Affirmation Collage! My jaw has dropped on my laptop! I love your quotes; I can see why they are your favorites! Your background is beautiful and I am just in awe of your painted figure! This is a magical piece of art!

Cotton Picker said...

Both your collage and icicle doll are outstanding.

Cat said...

Hi! Love this collage! Great colors in both it and the icicle doll! You make good art!

Have a terrific week!
Cat

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I tend to do the same exact thing, and am often paralyzed by my readiness to over think simple things. I think I've used that quote somewhere on my blog before, definitely something to keep in mind.

Your collage is wonderful! So is the cute little icicle :o)

Linda said...

Jacky - your collage is such a beautiful, inspiring piece of work! The colours, the arrangement, the quotes, the face - I love evry bit of it. The icicle doll is also gorgeous (seems funny for us hearing about autumn colours when we are just entering spring!)

Dot said...

Jacky - your collage is INCREDIBLE! You are developing so much as an artist. Love the quotes you have used and the colors are wonderful. It is so, so beautiful. Love the ladies face.

And the icicle doll (you are so good at these) is PERFECT!

Am so proud of you and the art you are producing.

Much love from me, Essie and Ronnie bear. xoxo

Dot said...

P.S I just noticed I left comment number 7 before - how appropriate!

Jo Wholohan said...

your faces and shades are coming along wonderfully Jacky!!! You will have to give me a lesson :))

Julie H said...

Fabulous Collage - and I think you have meade it your own with the slender, almost serious, woman. Beautiful.

ATCLindaB said...

soooo much yummy eye candy!

Judy Scott said...

I love your collage what wonderful work and the quotes are brilliant, Judy xx

Elizabeth said...

Your collage is wonderful!! it was not easy narrowing sdown the favorite quotes was it?????? Not for me anyway- I love the ones that you used and your figure- amazing!!
Can't ait to see how this swap wrapps up!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

MARGARET FIELD said...

fabulous work Jacky

Fannie said...

Hi, Jacky! Thanks for visiting my blog. SueB has another online class starting soon. I'm taking that class too. Hope to see you there and create with you.

Love your art! I'll be watching.

Heather said...

very pretty! I did an affirmation angel myself inspired by her article. Beautiful artwork!~

Dawnie said...

Stunning art here miss Jacky. love all you share and hope your enjoying the weekend.Wonderful paperweight and the mini quiltie is divine

Hugs and squeezes

dawnie xxx