In the background, between this and that, I am doing digital collage. It's the 'noodle-around' art that always calls me. Sometimes I'm inspired by an image I come across - as in Bad Girl. Other times I wander through my own image collection. Still other times I create a collage for a card - a birthday, good vibes, something on a friend's mind. These latter projects are often especially interesting to me, because I will use subjects, images and colors that are not my own sensibility but rather for the person I am making the card for. So in creating with another in mind I follow a different route in some ways.
In fact, recently I submitted some of my collages printed on canvas and some products, bags and small purses, to a local shop. I found it interesting that they didn't like any of my own designs - 'too edgy' - but did like the pieces I had done for others - which include angels, butterflies and mermaids. lol In the end, though, they weren't 'accepting new artists at the time.' lol
I found the key image in Bad Girl googling for who knows what. I believe the original is a photo of 'cosplay' - costume play from Vera Chimera. But I found an altered image of a photo and I altered it even more. In any event, Bad Girl tickled me. You can analyze why. I just know I loved it. And I can see Bad Girl showing up in future pieces.
My friend Leslie and I share a love of Crows and we often exchange crow inspired art for birthdays and the like. This collage is an extrapolation from Leslie's recent birthday card.
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