I love taking bits and pieces of things–paper, wood, anything–and putting them together in different ways. My late grandmother was an expert at this, whether it was putting together a meal, a quilt or a decorative wall covered in magazine pages.
My collage work stems from my earliest memories of that on some unconscious level. And, these recently created fashion brooches–created from bits and pieces of wood and sometimes mixed with other items–do, too. I’m honored to have some of them selected for sale in the Attleboro Museum of Art’s gift shop.
Blue (the July theme for the Creative Every Day Challenge) is my favorite color this month. The cover of the August issue of O magazine has a blue backdrop, AND one of my drawings is in the magazine! While reading an interview featuring gal pal Gayle talking to Oprah about her last season of the show, I was inspired by Oprah’s words on facing challenges. I created a drawing based on that inspiration, which I blogged about here. The magazine editors decided to include my comment and my drawing in the letter’s section on page 30 (click here Art in O-2) to see a pdf of the page of the magazine cover and my art. I’m very honored. Prints and cards of the image are available here. Larger prints/posters are available here.