28 September 2010

Tear and Paste

With my stash of vintage papers I recently spent a blissful afternoon tearing and pasting. I have found it's best not to plan anything, just rip and paste and the composition will emerge. If I start to plan, my thinking gets in the way and I end up stuck with too many possibilities and ideas to work with.

I am now well underway with a couple of new pieces for the Deco Echo Exhibition at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts. My theme (self imposed) is afternoon tea, an extension of the teacup series. I spent ages searching for some vintage hand written recipes to incorporate into these artworks, I'll give you a glimpse of my progress with them soon.


  1. Your art is so yummy and unique and pretty and delicate and feminine...and I just adore it :)

  2. Aww thanks Sara. I should have said, these two photos are details of work in progress... I'll post an update soon I hope.

  3. Can't wait to see more ... thank you for your critique, thoughts and suggestions regarding my own collage adventures.
    Love from all of us xo S & les Gang

    email to come

  4. I'm so excited by this non planning idea of yours! I long to make collages but my brain always freezes up when I begin. Too much thinking is never good. I love the fact that you've found vintage handwritten recipes to include too. Can't wait to see the end result.