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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
An interesting challenge from the Three Muses today, courtesy of our very creative fellow artist Bill. Here's how the challenge was explained to us: "An artist affirmation is a statement that confirms
you ARE an artist, encourages you as an artist or states your intentions
as an artist.... Create
a picture that shows your own style - perhaps a favourite of yours,
something you are especially proud of. Add a word or a quotation to the
picture. The world is your oyster. This can be any style, any theme.
I chose to use a digital collage I recently created for Collage Obsession, where the theme was "YOU." The lettering on the flower, the background of the collage, and the eyes are mine. The statement at the bottom was inspired by my blog title.
It's my turn again to host the weekly Collage Obsession challenge. I've chosen the theme of "Kings and Queens." Participants are asked to include an image of a king and/or queen (any species!) in their art. My digital collage, below, features a bird playing card image (altered by me) from the New York Public Library database, and a crown image from Graphics Fairy.
A happy coincidence! Collage Obsession's challenge this week is on the theme of "gardening," and I just finished my summer art project, an altered book with the theme of "My Fantasy Garden." My gardens exist only in my dreams, because I don't have the knowledge, talent, or inclination to create and maintain one of my own. However, in my fantasies, I can have a gorgeous, boldly colored garden with as many exotic birds and butterflies as I want! Below are photos of the cover and the first two pages.
Another coincidence: Yesterday I was invited to see my next-door neighbor Linda's new rain garden, in all its colorful beauty, complete with butterflies and a visiting hummingbird! I've included a photo of her lovely rain garden beneath my altered book photos. Thanks, Linda!
We were challenged by Take a Word to create a dark-themed piece of art. This is normally not my preferred style of art, but I gave it a tr in the digital collage below. Image credits: hidden vintage studio, eena's creations, pareerica, altered emporium, obsidian dawn.
This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge celebrates women, in honor of the fact that August 9th is National Women's Day in South Africa. The digital collage below was based on a sign I photographed in Tel Aviv, Israel, showing silhouettes of various people. I chose to highlight the women!
I'm hosting this month's challenge at Soartful. Our August theme is Maps, using pastel colors (similar to those found on many maps). Please join our challenge and see the beautiful art others are creating, too!
Here's what I created for the challenge, below. Image credits: wikimedia commons, artefacts, dover designs, vintage moth, graphicsfairy.