Category Archives: collage

1 March 2023

This year’s collage episode draws to a close – I’m all done but the cleanup.

Here are the last three of this year’s edition

and with that, I proceed to the cleanup phase, saving what might be inspiring or useful for next time, sorting the magazines and papers into topical thematic piles, and figuring out how to get it all back out of the way so I can get back to working on that cat tree!

28 February 2023

I had short studio time, so only got one little collage glued down

So maybe this is a good day to present the Group Collage from this year:

Each year that we’ve collaged together in my studio, we send a collage around and people add to it from whatever they’re working with. It takes on a life of its own, and becomes a memento of that year’s collage gathering.

27 February 2023

My collages come in batches because I work on bunches at the same time. I leaf through magazines and calendars, and tear out things that go together. It always ends up being many piles, which then get arranged on paper and eventually glued down.

The core of this year’s collages was an article on vintage ladies’ dresses in an Antiques magazine. So the collages ended up being a bit of a staged fashion shoot.

25 February 2023

Collage party time!

I got to host my annual February collage party in person in my studio for the first time since Covid. It was a small gathering, just 4 of us, but a really lovely day.

I’ll post a photo of the group collage tomorrow. This is the only piece I more or less finished today but I’m pretty pleased with it. And mostly pleased to have had a solid chunk of art time with dear ones.

25 February 2022

If you’ve been following Ayespider for a while, you know that sometime in February I make collages. Well, that time has arrived, even though once again this year (covid caution!) I’m not able to have my in-studio all day collage-making gathering with friends. Here’s the first one, make of it what you will.

Below, my worktable, during the evening. Probably a preview of the next two collage posts.

Some of my Inner Critics are right over there, where I can ignore their commentary.

28 February 2021: Collage!

Well, it’s the end of my month off from the dailies, and I kind of missed them. But I’ve been busy making other art, never fear! I made a ridiculous number of little collages in the past week, which I will share with you here.

The two above are on 9″ x 12″ paper. I love how collage can engage playful intuition. I work on several at the same time, and think that I’m just responding to line and color, but then often find that they have drawn forth a little story or vignette.

This and the ones that follow are all smaller, about 4″ x 5″. They feel like curious little peeks into dreams or half-baked ideas.

I hope you found these enjoyable. I return to daily drawings tomorrow, if all goes as planned! Happy March!

22 February 2020

Time for the annual collage party. This day I only finished one piece. It’s small, and angry. Mostly pictures taken from National Geographic magazines, which have a history of brilliantly and beautifully documenting and objectifying/commodifying Nature and Other Cultures.

I did put a lot in on the group collage below, where the 4 women present had a really interesting conversation on art and aesthetics, both in words and in the interaction of making the piece.