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Observations about the group. Part TwoRecently I’ve been thinking about the Featured folder. What do I want to see there? What does anyone want to see there? How can we use it to showcase collage work? Am I making too big of a deal out of this?
To explain the difference between the Traditional and Featured folders, I recently wrote that when I look at a piece in the Featured folder I want to be able to say to myself, “Whoa Momma (or Daddy, as you prefer) now there’s what you can do with collage.”
For the Featured folder, having flawless composition and color is not enough if the piece does not push at some boundaries or solve a visual problem with unexpected elegance or take me in a deliciously edgy way out of my own comfort zone. Pieces in the Featured folder should captivate me with beautiful subtlety or eye-brow raising boldness. If a piece in the Featured folder has some kind of narrative, even an unknowable narrative, so much the better.
One idea bei
Four Objects processHere's a glimpse into the process for the mixed collage piece Four Interdependent Objects in Ambiguous Environment.
Collagraph using three Sentra plates in one pass through the press. Colored pencil in the upper third added.
Collage pieces added. Colored pencil color added/darkened.
Piece trimmed way down.
Dashed line added. And, I think, by now some of the blue ink pulled out with an eraser.
Rotated. One more collage piece added. Done.
Paris. Metro. Ads. Paper. Challenge.Work is starting to come in. Wonderful work it is, too.
Take a look HERE
It's not too late to participate.
Send me a note with your mailing address and
I'll send you an envelope with the metro scraps
Envelopes sent to:
The second batch of envelopes went out today, Wednesday, July 2 to:
The first batch of envelopes went out this morning, Monday, June 30, to:
As it turns out, I have accumulated a fair sized stash of paper collected from the ads in the Paris Metro. I'd like to share some of it with The Art Of Collage members.
So here’s the challenge: Send me a note with your surface mailing address. I’ll send you a #10 business envelope wit
updateFinally. After waiting for two months for our stuff to arrive from Paris, we are getting settled into Seattle. It’s none too soon to suit me -- sitting on the floor to eat, read, etc. got old quickly. The container arrived with about 180 boxes, cartons and wrapped & tied packages of all shapes and sizes. We are down to about 20 or so unpacked boxes.
Using a tablet device to try to keep up with the group was a bit tricky for me but now that my PC is more-or-less up and running, hopefully I’ll be more on top of things. Not that it’s needed – the contributors have done (and continue to do) a great job of keeping things moving along. Thank you all.
Here are some items I’ve been thinking about over the last couple of months.
-- Visual poetry still fascinates me and I’m looking for ways to integrate the collage version into the group. Maybe. Somehow. A hindSIGHT issue dedicated to visual poetry might be a way to start.
-- Recent events sug
Five Easy NotesSubmissions. Daily Deviations. New folder. hindSIGHT curators. Gentle policing.
Dear The Art Of Collage members,
1. Remember, please, that you can submit your work to the group. You don’t have to wait until I or another group admin goes prospecting and finds your recently uploaded collages or they show up in our deviantwatch messages. Yes, submissions are still subject to voting by the group admins – and a fine bunch of admins they are, too. On the other hand, I understand that some of you prefer that we invite your pieces to show in the group.
2. Don’t hesitate to suggest a member’s collage for a Daily Deviation. Last year from August to December ten members of the group received Daily Deviations for their collage work. The first 2014 Daily Deviation for a member’s work has jus
Collage Daily DeviationsCongratulations to members of The Art Of Collage group who have work featured as a Daily Deviation in 2014.
On March 2, this collage, La Parole Est D'or by veroklotz, received Daily Deviation recognition:
On Wednesday, February 26, this collage, day #63 by eternaltwist, received Daily Deviation recognition:
hindSIGHT #7Welcome to hindSIGHT #7
By Twos. Threes. And Fours.
Several collages caught my eye recently as I was going through the archives. This set of collages uses the picture plane in a very particular way. The use of panels (for want of a better description) is a wonderful way to set up tension and harmony, to divide and join at the same time.
Mrs. Maxwell's Dappled Mare
Homage to Liz
hindSIGHT #6Welcome to hindSIGHT #6.
For this issue of hindSIGHT I decided not to go so far back into the archives but to look at more recent pieces. New pieces get lost in the archives, too. I guess hindSIGHT is the journal antidote to out-of-sight-out-of-mind. All the collages here were posted to The Art Of Collage since the first of the year.
Back and Forth
Visual PoetryIn following my growing interest in visual poetry, I've come across a couple of resources that are new to me and I think might be of interest to collage artists (and visual poets) if they are not already familiar with them.
First, the book Visual Poetry In The Avant Writing Collection from the Ohio State University Library (2008) is a beautiful book. It's fitting that the design of the book reflects the character of much of the visual poetry included. The two introductions, the first by Dr. Marvin Sackner (of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry) and the second by the visual poet Bob Grumman offer unique insights and commentary.
Here's a LINK and a few images from the book below.
Second, an article by Karl Kempton, Visual Poetry: A Brief History of Ancestral Roots and Modern Traditions. 2005. It's a bit academic but has a lot of interesting information and references.
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
You do have the time
Inb4 “you don’t know my life!!!1one1!!” Listen here young padawo
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
JULY Challenge WATER - the voting is CLOSED:icontransparentplz:
All works here
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4th wins 25 .
These prizes c
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Momus Advby Toru-meow
Avoid That dAramaAnyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!
I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored
I ALWAYS have to reply
If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at
LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-2014
the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by BuChWien PNEUMA by menervaTau im garten IV by BuChWien
A. by ValeriaVi at the window by JakezDaniel A. by ValeriaVi
A whiter shade of pale by Barnum60 life philosophy by tuminka
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZ
by - dmitryzhkov
The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
:: ghost town by - noahsamuelmosko
\-ooby - DinoKose
2by - Henzonlee
shemsby - arslanalp
The hand of the player by - mariomencacci
Childhoodby - IFedorovskaya
Nature squares feature
Vicia cracca by StargazerLZ flows in you. by simoendli
treasure. by simoendli .: falling down :. by biszkopciik p u r p u r e a by poppy412
sunrays flowers 2 by StargazerLZ fleur by girlmarvel easiness by vitzy
Look from above.. by Bojkovski 0996 by topinka Flowers Of Paradise by Onceuponatime13
::Hidden Passion:: by onixa Searching for a new world by Healzo lily by nakedlady
Day 42 - Little flower by EliseEnchanted As time goes by by cloduy
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