Collage, Our Own Bed, Mulling Over
Zip Dog is one of a series of collages I have been making since Jim's
surgery. Collage-making is a very flexble art form. You just need a small flat surface, glue sticks, scissors, paper for a base and magazines for inspiration and materials. I have made them both in the hospital and here at home. I am using a 6" x 9" Mole Skin blank journal with heavyweight cream colored pages and keeping the pages attached in the journal to contain the series. Yesterday I posted "French Collage" - also one of this series.
In the case of Zip Dog and half a dozen others I have used scraps of the Charlotte Observer, July 1953. Jennie Forehand, my classmate from Charlotte Central High School gave me a manilla envelope stuffed with clippings from the summer before our Senior Year. I kept a few and am using the rest as material for collage. I really like the yellowed papers - their color, typefaces and ad images. And, working with materials from my familiar past.
Our Own Bed.
Last night Jim and I slept in our own bed for the first time in three weeks. It felt good.
Mull This Over
Reading the novel The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield I was stopped by a character thinking:
" A birth is not really a beginning. Our lives at the start are not really our own but really the continuation of someone else's story." pg. 58
Hmm. Very interesting. I can see that. So when does our story start?
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