Saturday, August 26, 2017

Latest work: "Japanese Collage"

I finished up a big collage project (a sort of Japanese "sampler" book, 34 pages, stab-bound, daifuku-cho style) a couple days ago. It was a messy project, with lots of little bits and pieces of paper laying about.

As I was cleaning up, I began playing with those bits and created this small collage. I especially like how the design looks like a Japanese kanji character. I just hope I've not said something offensive with it!

The postage stamp is from my collection, and was published between 1940 and 1944. When our family moved from Hawaii to Japan, I remember looking out the plane window to see Mt. Fuji rising out of the clouds. Quite the sight. Hence the use of this "Blue Fuji" stamp here.

On to the next project -- a 6.5' table runner for the dining room table, done as one continuous collage. At least that's the plan . . . 

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  1. Woo hoo! Congratulations Carol. Glad to hear your book project is complete. Can't wait to see some peeks into it here.

  2. Carol F.! I've been thinking of you and Ann and your trip to Santa Fe to see everybody's books. Wish I could have been a part of all that. Did you have a good time? Was it inspiring? Inspirational? Amazing? Are you glad you went? When you get a chance (and if you wish) send me a private e-mail with your phone number and maybe the three of us can chit-chat. Hope it was everything you hoped for, and more.


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