ATC #1305 “Witch”
Paper Collage, 2.5″ x 3.5″
I got really lazy about scanning collages at the end of last year so now I have some stragglers to post. I was making so many all-pastel collages that when I saw a WordPress challenge about witches (back in November 2013) I decided to make something really dark for a change and this was the result. The dress, which I love, is Roberto Cavalli Fall 2013 ready to wear. I usually like to obscure model’s faces in my collages, but this time I really felt like I shouldn’t. Instead she’s obscuring the face of the sheep in the background (if you were wondering what the heck that thing was).
I really enjoyed the Mara Hoffman Fall 2013 ready-to-wear runway presentation, um, a year ago, which is when I drafted this post. I have no idea why it took me so long to post this, maybe because I can’t think of anything to say about it aside from that I like it. Anyway, the chaotic use of print and neon is really charming and I still have to smile when I look through these images.
A while back Becky and Frank opened commissions for “Capture Creature Style” watercolors and I immediately got in line. I asked them for a painting of my rat, Estlin, with Lunar New Year elements. The piece is home and it’s quite large, almost filling the 8.5 x 11 paper, which I actually don’t love, I wanted it to be the same ratio as my other Capture Creatures piece, so now they really don’t go together. I know that’s a really strange complaint, but there it is. I will probably just put a large mat on it for framing to balance out the aspect ratio, maybe it’s having a painting of a rat that’s 3x bigger than a painting of a cat, yet they are in the same style … something is messing with my brain. That’s not to say that I don’t love it, because I do, I just love to complain too, apparently.
Their Tumblr post of this piece has nearly 300 notes which is awesome, I can’t believe people are so excited about something I commissioned, it’s a cool feeling.
First seen on the Hi-Fructose blog, I am utterly blown away by Maiko Takeda’s stunning, architectural millinery series “Atmospheric Reentry.” Organic yet otherworldly the models seem simultaneously armored and attacked. The full collection – which I cannot stop staring at – is in a gallery below.