Monday, 31 December 2012
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Friday, 28 December 2012
Friday, 21 December 2012
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Monday, 10 December 2012
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Two found photographs - one black & white, one hand-colored. Planet earth from a child's science book. The question is from a circa 1960s ad for Miss Clairol hair color.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
"Brrrrrrrrrrr...it's cold Grandma - GET IN HERE RIGHT NOW!!! Besides that's not the snow blower it's the lawn mower!"
Background is the surface of the Sun, an image obtained by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft in an extreme ultraviolet wavelength of light. The image shows an "eruptive prominence" breaking away from the Sun into space.
Bones are from an Atlantic wolffish—the upper jaw and upper piercing teeth (as opposed to the inner crushing teeth). This species eats crabs, mollusks, and sea urchins.
The typed text is from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian or, The Evening Redness in the West.
The partial faces ("I have no mouth and I must scream") are from Dover paper dolls of musicians and movie actors. If you can recognize them in those odd, cropped drawings, you're a better (wo)man than I.
Friday, 30 November 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012
What with global warming and such we seem to be experiencing extreme weather more often these days. I've never seen an Aurora Borealis like that before! Showers of fishes? Raining for 40 days and 40 nights? What sort of weather will you predict? Have fun!
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Sunday, 25 November 2012
Throwing Caution to the Wind, Beverly Donned A Pair of Gloves To Protect Her Manicure and Wore Them At Home All Day Until Her Dinner Date
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Thinking Diamonds Could Cure Her Melancholia, Marla Only Set Herself Up To Become a Victim of Robbery
In ancient India, it was believed that diamonds would cure insanity and infections and were even injected into the bladder to break up bladder stones. Ancient Hindus were very careful to use only the highest quality diamonds in their medical practices, as diamonds of inferior quality were thought to cause leprosy, lameness, or jaundice.
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Saturday, 17 November 2012
With apologies to Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) for using a portion of "Business Lunch", 1946, oil and sand on canvas, 36 5/8 x 47 1/4 inches. Mother and Johnnie from a vintage advertisment.
Oh my this is a moldy oldie! I made this collage about 20 years ago (therefore it is Old Fashioned!) and it has been a part of a book of collages I forgot about. I pulled the page to scan it and just titled it. Cannot remember where any of the images came from. I always liked the sheet music I applied to the bannister.
Friday, 16 November 2012
A dear friend of mine recently died. He was/is my best friend, in fact—always will be. So I'm in the throes of it.
Background is hand-marbled paper from India. Hydra by Albertus Seba (1665-1736).
What's old-fashioned about this? The seven-headed hydra is a very old-fashioned monster.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Got this one in under the wire! I've been dealing with a broken toe and a biopsy of a suspicious mole (same foot!) and have not been in the mood to create or do much of anything but elevate said foot. But I thought about this theme and all I could think about was a flattened out view of the world. So here it is!