wanted to share with you this piece I made for cat of Raggyrat. Cat sent me a letter her Father had written to her, an envelope with the year of his birth, date stamped and a couple of pics of her Dad as a child. I put together the jigsaw together! As I explained to Cat, it's quite difficult putting collage together this way, because I normally find the components as I go along. But with this, I have the piece together in the first instance. Cat seems to be happy with the result and I enjoyed making it, simples!
I did a little more embroidery today and went rather mad with the camera!
I have been mostly.... playing with textures and the mix of paper and lace.
As you probably already know, my day job is at a local College and I would also like to show you a few books that I borrowed from their Library. They date from the 30's and 50's and it is wonderful that they are still kept on the shelves to enjoy.
This is a new artist to me, Ben Shahn ~ Graphic Art by James Thrall Soby.
Below ~ I really enjoy the spare use of line and then the small architectural detail of the far right.
The next book is in French ~ I have put pics below of the title
Just stunning... gentle, muted, soft pallette....
Third and last book, dated 1930 ...
Just a few of the images from the book...
Very special books, I'm sure you can understand why I feel so happy about finding them!
Last post was entitled 'For each a road. For everyman a religion'. Ian Brown's F.E.A.R. and 'cus I love it so much, here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgI1ovaYrl4, (embed disabled) just in case you fancy taking a look. I really enjoy this video because it gives a real sense of London and the early morning atmosphere.
See if you can guess the song title of today's post ;-)
Thanks so much for stopping by. x