I did this collage in the style of my good friend and swap buddy, Kim Logan. I'd been wanting to try her style for a while now. . . you know, "copy the masters" in order to learn. Isn't that what they have you do in art school? LOL. Seriously, I appreciate Kim's awesome art and I wanted to see what I could learn from it by emulating it. Funny how it turns out looking different when different artists do the same technique! I'm afraid I'll have to do some more "Kim art" before my take on it matches the splendor of Kim's.
Patti Koosed is the new artist friend to whom I sent this collage. She is a new friend but not a new artist. Patti is a retired interior designer from California who has relocated to Oregon and has taken up our favorite pasttime -- mixed media art! Patti was so new to our world that she didn't even know what a RAK was but true to her naturally generous nature and for no reason at all, she surprised me with this little collage that she had been practicing on:
Isn't it cute? I think she's getting the hang of mixed media collage quite quickly, don't you? Patti is one talented artist you will want to watch. Besides her blog, Treasure Barn, be sure to check out Patti's web site, Treasure Barn, an online second hand store and her Etsy shop. She was able to put me back in an arty mood and I appreciate the impetus to make art again. Thanks to Patti for the motivation and to Kim for the inspiration.
I've worked hard this past two weeks to finish up some mail art swaps and to finally complete that incredibly long calendar round robin I was in. I wanted to get those off my list before I take off for Seattle with my good buddy and innovative artist, Deryn Mentock. We will be off for an adventuresome week to experience the found object jewelry world of the amazing Susan Lenart Kazmer. Since Deryn's was the last calendar book I had to work in -- how could I face her for a whole week if I hadn't finished her book? LOL. When I get back, I'll post my pages in her book and some of the mail art I managed to complete. Stay tuned.