Sunday, December 15, 2013

command performance

Well, a request, actually, but since I don't get too many direct requests for a specific piece of artwork, it *feels* as grand as a command performance.

One of my mail art buds, Beth, is doing the sketchbook challenge to the theme of 'postage stamp head people'. (just go look at her blog) She asked if I'd like to contribute a page and I jumped at the chance. I haven't done the challenge ever, for a number of reasons, but was thrilled at the chance to be in someone's book. 

I spent 30 minutes sifting thru my box of postage stamps (thanks, Rhonda) and found a bunch of heads. Then I paged thru a Vogue, trying hard not to get distracted by the articles, until I found a few bodies that would work, size-wise and with the stamps I had. 

Fussy cut the bodies, glued the heads on, glued them to the gelli print background and embellished a little. Wa-la.

They crack me up.

10 comments:

  1. What a crew. Thanks Leslie. Life will never be the same. You'll be checking out the bodies to see what make a good "head" match. LOL

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  2. I like this collage art.....it's fun!

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  3. LOL very cool! I need to sort through some stamps and try this... love your colors (as always).

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  4. Love the corner elements! and the idea in general...

    Just love the final result. Well done...

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  5. okay well the two of you have really thrown down the gauntlet for me! love how yours turned out Leslie!

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  6. Very silly, and quite wonderful.

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  7. These are FABulous! They crack me up too - I'll send you a hand lettered p/c if you'll send me a head one..... :)

    Happy holidays.

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  8. love these so much. we really need to do this for MMSA next year.

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  9. I like to work on 2-3 stories at a time. Simply because for me each story represents a certain issue Im addressing or a particular emotion Im feeling. By having several different stories to work on, you have several different outlets and you in no way really feel pressured.

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