Continuing on from my previous post, these pictures are from Decembers of 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
The mastodon postcard is one of my favorites and was fun to put together in 2013. All the "bits" came from my own collections of postage stamps, stickers, and more. Well, except for the mastodons, which I got from public-domain clip art and then colored and softened to blend in with the rest.
A close-up picture of my grandmother's silver bracelet forms the focal point of a photomontage I made in 2014.
In 2015 I brought a delicate leaf stem into the house to take a close-up that features negative white space as much as it does the yellow leaves.
And finally, in 2016 I created a bunch of boat collages using scraps of paper left over from larger collages. I photographed them using my iPhone and then applied an app to make them look rather fanciful. I was pleased at the time, created maybe 50. I couldn't figure out what to do with them, however, so they're just sitting patiently in the computer, waiting for me to make a decision.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, peace and kindness in the coming year.
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