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Category Archive

The following is a list of all entries from the collage category.

Inner Beauty.

The background images for this pair are MRI images of lungs. Branching away from the brain a bit in my medical explorations. Don’t worry, brain, I’ll be back. I’m disappointed with the grain-iness of the scans, despite the relatively high quality of my scanner.



A pair of pieces created with one of many, many medication information sheets from the pharmacy that litter my home. Skull stamp was a gift from my “domestic partner” and I love, love, love it. He also gave me a brain stamp, which I will definitely have to make use of as well.

Music of the Spheres.

I did this one a few weeks ago, but it just never got uploaded. I’m pretty happy with it, but I must say that I might never use those birds for anything else even though I still have a 12×12″ piece of bird-wrapping paper. Those wings! Such futzy cutting! I don’t know how some collage artists make such intricate pieces, I go nuts when my xacto blade goes dull halfway through a piece.


Kat alerted me to the Black*Eiffel Spring Anthro-Collage-Ogie contest and I made this little piece as an entry. Hooray for spring! 🙂

ED: No prizes for me, sadly, but you can buy this lovely piece on <a href=”″>Etsy</a&gt;!

Little Window.

Here’s my collage for the day! I also updated my Etsy shop to include another card in the Now Tasting section and a new section of color-cards made from paintchips, of all things. I do love me a good paintchip. I’m thinking a lot about color today – this collage is an orange/grey color study. I’ve had the background piece of the coral floating around my desk for a week or so, just waiting to be used. When I found the window, it all came together. I love it when that happens.


Two pretty awesome collage artists are attempting a collage a day for 2008. Michelle Caplan and Annie Yu are posting their work on their blogs (Michelle actually created an auxiliary blog for the purpose) and also putting them up for sale on Etsy.  That’s pretty great for the rest of us who get some art-candy everyday!

by Michelle Caplan
by Annie Yu

It’s also really inspiring. I want to do more little pieces this year for Etsy, in addition to trying to work on the body of work that I’m aiming towards gallery-izing sometime later this year. I don’t know if I’m ready to commit to one per day, but my new goal is three collages per week. I think I can do it! We’ll see.

Dragonflies, octopi, and nautiluses, ohmy!

I found these lovely creatures via Etsy, and wanted to share.

This dragonfly/octopus is part of a series by Amy Walsh of fantastical creatures. All of it is really lovely, but of course, the octopus captured my heart. Her Etsy shop can be found here.

 Tricia McKellar‘s work totally, totally amazes me.  Her collages are so beautiful, I kind of have to remember to breathe.  I’m especially fond of her plans & diagrams series, and this nautilus is simply gorgeous. [And for those of you who aren’t aware, I have a special love for the classic beauty of the nautilus, to the point where I have one tattooed on my back.]  Her Etsy shop is here.  And she also has a blog here.

New Work!

New work from the new studio! Hooray! These items are all for sale in my Etsy shop!


For Amy.

I made this piece for my good friend Ariana’s baby shower. Her daughter, Amy, is due to be born in a month! Lucky girl is still in utero and is already starting her own art collection.

In Bloom.

This collage haphazardly came together from some pieces that I had culled from a larger stack of pieces and I’m really, really happy with it. I love serendipitous art.