Clearing out my parents house has lead to a huge influx of possible usable art materials into my house- I am not sure if I should classify it as enhancement or distraction. I have found all sorts of little paper ephemera, old books that are falling apart, old christmas cards with interesting stamps on the envelopes… get the picture? I have always been inspired by materials around me and so this is pushing me to try some collage- How can I resist?
Here is a sample- I have found this old french first-aid manual from 1929. The pictures are amazing!
Do people cut up the actual images or scan onto archival papers and save the originals?
I also have a huge pile of fabric scraps to contemplate- mostly beautiful silk, wool and cashmere. Some with large scale grid, plaid or check patterns. It is the cashmere that really calls to me, but it is coat material and how can I incorporate it into my doll work? It calls out to be touched and petted… hmmm, ideas percolating….
Doll club today- I am giving a presentaion on atc’s.