Sunday, August 15, 2021

Mischief Circus Meets Retro Girl and Boyz with Antiques

For many years now, I have found the most wondrous images on a site called Mischief Circus. Always something to inspire, something I hadn't thought of or just the very thing I was looking for.  Additionally, there are fonts, layouts and a myriad of collage-related items.  I feature a link on this site.  But sadly, the Circus in closing it's tent for the very last time. And to say goodbye, they are having a huge sale. The sale ends September 12th, so follow this link - MischiefCircus - to see what's under the tent. 


My friend Jess posted a picture of herself in a vintage prom dress.  Captured me totally and she was happy for me to capture her.

Retro Promenade Collage

This funky 'Antique'-cum-junk store is on a road not close to anything, but when I saw it's great array of varied cement lawn sculptures, I had to stop and take a photo.  The photo's been altered and maybe didn't have quite that many sculptures but there you go.  This one's for Mimi.

Antiques On Route 340 collage


The fellow in the white shirt and tie in front of the car, set this one in motion. Naturally, a crowd followed.

Boyz to Men collage

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Retro Girls, Vintage Gals and a Boy

Retro images - 30's to 50's [my version] and Vintage images - 20's and earlier - just speak to me.  I think it's my heritage of old movies and old photos. But I just find a connection. Of course, I like to alter and amp them and add my usual oddities. 

These collages are in the vein of my 'Anonymous Content' work - an image catches my eye and the rest of the collage builds.  For some a title emerges, hence no longer 'anonymous.'  Is there a story to these inspirations?  Not usually. Just evoking a feeling.  If you follow this blog, well, then you know I've shared this all before.  I just love the hours I can spend in these little altered, captured worlds.


Retro Gals At The Pier collage

 The key image here is the pier, which is in Ocean Beach, outside of San Diego.  OB was a favorite get-away place for us for several years.


The Mary Janes Collage

Our vintage lady pals on the right was the key image. A little color and they were ready to dance. Colorful ladies in the tea cup were nursing school graduates.

 A Dog, A Cat & A Chicken Walk Into a Donut

The young lad on the left was the first to arrive. Deserts should appear in Collage World often. And they do.