Friday, April 4, 2008

vintage collage book

This week we got a lovely book into the shop title Vintage Collage-Works by Maryjo & Sunny Koch. I have long admired the lovely work by these two artists ever since I first saw their work in a Somerset Studios magazine. It has all the beautiful elements that I love, vintage photo's and ephemera. In the techniques chapters there is step by step instructions on how to paint realistic eggs, feathers, birds and butterflys. Lots of tips on vintage collage, this is one book I am keeping in the shop for further reference. Oh! and there is lots of lovely clip art that you can scan and use in your artwork.

This egg and nest cigar box collage from inside this book is one of my favourites, can you see why.

As we have the Dwellingup Art Retreat in 4 weeks and then the Melbourne Art Retreat the following week, we are up to our eyebrows in working out and placing orders, what a mammoth task. As well we are making up more aged fabric packs, torn ribbons. Trying to get some items on ebay for the vintage journals. I will do my best to keep up my blog entries, they may not be very substantial so please don't give up on me.

ciao bella