It has been a while since I’ve made a collage (I think the last one was my Deer Chicago piece) so I was excited to make these collages earlier this week during an art night with some friends.
The following piece is my boyfriend’s favorite. He likes the kid jumping off of the diving board into the pool of space. I think my favorite is the one of the man and the woman with the galaxy behind them. I love how excited the woman is. She is so INTO that galaxy.
On Sunday afternoon, I spent a few hours taking pictures of some of my inventory of vintage stuff so I can post it in my Etsy shop, Rainy Penguin Vintage, sometime this week. I’m hoping to earn a little bit of money for my holiday shopping, so fingers crossed that things sell once they’re in my shop!
I did a call on Facebook a few weeks ago for ideas on what to make for my blog, and my friend Kat suggested I make a collage. Since I hadn’t made a collage since grade school, I figured my Presidents’ Day holiday would be perfect for investing a bit of time in it. I like the results! The vintage Chicago photo that I used is credited to Charles Cushman, an Indiana University alum that donated 14,500 kodachrome color slides to the school. Check out this slideshow to see samples of his work.
Oh, and I took the photo of the deer during a walk on the North Branch Trail yesterday.
Finally, if you have any suggestions of things I should make, let me know in the comments!
Once again inspired by the book Trubloff: The Mouse Who Wanted to Play the Balalaika, tonight I decided to recreate one of the illustrations from this beautiful book. Instead of using paint like the illustrator did, I thought it would be a fun challenge to convert the concept to a Sharpie marker drawing. I like the result, but I think I’m a little light-headed from the markers. How do Sharpie-users avoid this? Or do they just get used to it?
I’m not that big into cars, but for whatever reason, I think vintage Fiats are absolutely adorable in a Wallace and Gromit kind of way. They’re dorky and silly, but also totally amazing! Yay for Fiats!