Welcome to my blog! I'm a dedicated art dabbler whose motto is: "A Little Color Every Day." Many of the postings on this blog are digital collages I've created for various online art challenges. I also love to do art journaling, rubber stamp carving, mixed media collage, sketching, doodling, portrait drawing, decorative lettering, iPad art, and assorted other happy pursuits. I've recently started showing some of my mixed media art on this blog. I have also led Gelli Plate Printing workshops here in Columbia, Maryland.
NOTE: All of the artwork posted here is the property of its creator, Sherry Pollack. Please do not use any image unless you have my specific permission. I can be reached at email@example.com.
My previous posting for this challenge didn't display the way it was supposed to. Maybe Blogger has changed its mysterious ways yet again? I tried to post it without a solid background, so the balloons would be outside the frame of the collage ("out of bounds"). But the technique I'd used before (posting it as a .png file with a transparent background) didn't seem to work this time. So I'm trying again in a different way...Here goes...
I'm late this week for Collage Obsession, but I'm slipping in under the wire (I hope). Here's my digital collage for the "children's literature or fairy tale" theme. I chose the book "Make Way for Ducklings", by Robert McCloskey. Image credits: holliewood, tumblefish studios, last door down the hall, google images, clearly vintage.
One of my favorite themes--create an imaginary embellished piece of mail! And I've used some of my favorite types of images--vintage circus posters and giraffes. The vintage poster images are from the Ringling Museum online website. The labels are from JSIM. The giraffe in the upper left, on the return address label, is my own creation. I know, I'm quirky, but it seems to be a requirement for us creative types! :)
The green flowers on purple background were painted by me for an online class I'm taking, "Flower Crazy" with Carla Sonheim. I thought they'd make an appropriate "green" themed card. Have a fun day tomorrow!
Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the U.K., so that's the theme for SPA this coming week. The main image in this digital collage is from graphicsfairy. Greetings to all those celebrating this special day in the U.K.!
I'm hosting the Collage Obsession challenge this week, and I've chosen "double vision" as the theme. Artists are asked to incorporate an image of a couple or a pair--of anything! This theme is close to my heart, since I have an identical twin sister (although of course we are not exactly alike, just very similar, as any pair of twins would say!). I've used a photo of us as children as the basis for this digital collage. Other images are credited to Holliewood Studios.
Please join us at Collage Obsession and show us your own artwork, paper or digital!
This month's Soartful challenge will have a Western theme, with colors of brown, cream, and ecru. Since we just visited Austin, Texas, to see our son, I'm still a little bit in a Western frame of mind. I miss the bright Austin sunshine...
Here's my digital collage. Image credits: artfreebies, artefacts, graphicsfairy.