Rachel Green, Grandma with Owls, mixed media with crochet, 2012
This is a small collage piece I made for my Grandma after finding some old photos. I’ve started getting into crochet and had the idea of incorporating it into my collage work, I think it works well with this piece.
Also noticing an owl theme in my work…no idea where that’s come from my Mum likes owls so guess it’s apt in this work, ha ha!
Rachel Green, Tree of Life, Mixed media, 2012
Rachel Green,Tree of Life, 2012, Mixed media,
I have finally finished my Tree of Life piece!! Loosely based on the Myan stories that surround it, lots of inspiration gained from ‘The Fountain’ film and graphic novel. My first big piece of the year - slowly but surely! Enjoy!
Argh! So I was so excited last week of the prospect of finishing my Tree of Life piece. After re-doing the background I finally got a set up I was happy with but still felt there wasn’t anything drawing all the aspects of the piece together. I decided to cover everything in a thin layer of tissue paper as this had looked good on previous experiments - Bad idea! The main aspect of my work lost all definition and looked awful :( Luckily I manage to save the background but I now have to re-do the main collage, *sigh*, this also included my hand drawn tree roots which looked amazing - very scared I wont be able to replicate but here goes nothing!!
Green & Black
5”x 5” Mixed media on baby book
Gold & Red
5”x5”, Mixed media collage on baby book
First attempt at collage this year! Hope you likes :)
‘Art at the Speed of Life’
I have recently been reading Pam Carriker’s book ‘Art at the Speed of Life’. I’ve found it a great inspiration to get me back into my creativity as it’s full of hints and tips about incorporating your art into your everyday life.
Included in this book are step-by-step guides by artists on how they created their works, a favourite of mine from this book is Brandie Butcher-Isley. Her work is exactly the sort of thing I want to achieve with my art.