Monday, 14 November 2011

circle collage

my circle collage
Yay, I completed another thing on my creative to-do list! (I have to say that I've also added in other projects, so even though I'm being slow, it's not quite as slow as it seems).

This circle collage was inspired by Karena of Magic Jelly (check out her wonderful Flickr set). I loved the two beautiful collages she posted so much I wanted to try it out for myself.
Collage by Karena of Magic Jelly
Like Karena, I also wanted to use scraps of ephemera and recycled paper. However I found I had to spend quite a bit of time choosing material and rearranging the composition (which went against her idea of the 'speedy collage'). It was a little like playing Sudoku - I wanted all the blocks and lines to have a visual logic to them.

My circles also have a concept running through them: travel. Here are some of the sources (if you click on the image you can have a closer look):

a globe from a Vermeer painting (from an old calendar); a boat seen in the sunset on the Thames (from a 1950s magazine); decorative motifs from Indian paintings (another calendar); an excerpt from Coleridge's poem, 'The Ancient Mariner' (a loose page from an old book); an envelope from Paris; a piece of old, 1940s map; scraps of Japanese chiyogami paper; a poster for 'Les Amants de Venise' from an 1950s newspaper; images of rusty surfaces and logs from a catalogue.

It was a lovely project to do. Thanks for the inspiration Karena!


Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

So pretty! And the theme is great too! I love the way it turned out! Would love to try this too one day.

Yeah, I liked the introductions and updates too, but it's so much extra work. Oh well, the ads will still be there and those are the most important anyway:)
Perhaps one day I can do it again though...

Thanks! I'm trying to do a bit more today:) Hopefully do some blogging again too.

Hope you're doing well!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Thanks for letting me know:D So glad to hear they've arrived! And very happy you like everything!

Lauren said...

What a fun idea! I really like it.

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