Saturday, 13 February 2010

Shadows, Collages, Small Lives(on the sofa)

For the portrait class-such a fun type of collage to do!
The other one I did-it is Mariah Carey. She had great flicked hair in the photo which I have tried to recreate through the medium of collage.
Loved the colour combination of the blue plastic on the green table with shadows.
Clarice is wondering how she got here-she feels a bit suspicious that this might not actually be a room she is in, but somebody's sketchbook. She could have sat on the sofa but prefers the floor. The table at least seems real. The doorbell goes.
Thank goodness, Pamela has arrived, with her usual mixture of good cheer and things to share. Today she has brought a pumpkin (a bit out of season but it lasted) and some large shells. Pamela wants to know about the portraits on the wall in the strange book room, but Clarice knows nothing, so that avenue of conversation is soon finished. They go home, leaving just a shadow on a painting.
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22 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

How we love those portraits! what fun - and oh-so creative! Happy SSS!

Ralph said...

The top collage is stunning, the person surrounded by the words. Is this person a writer, a composer of prose and/or poetry. The portrait offers a description along with the picture. But the person being depicted does not need explanation. The posters tell a story, and it s nice that both artists are now together...

Patti said...

Like the "Kitchen Girls" said above: oh-so creative!

I'm intrigued with the story line with Pamela and Clarice. Are they regulars in your posts?

I'm guessing one of those portraits is based on you. A self-portrait, I should say. Definitely thought-provoking.

Sam said...

The first collage is really something else! I love it!! You've always got such cool projects on the go - you are a total inspiration Sarah!

Torie Jayne said...

I too love the first collage, Happy Valentines day x

Hey Harriet said...

You are one of the most creative bloggers I know. Your talent never ceases to amaze me Sarah! I'm so glad you share your arty adventures with us. What a feast for the eyes this post was! Happy Valentine's Day!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

The potraits are incredible, unique and fantastic specially first!! and second, but I love thema all.
Your artworks are stunning.
Hugs Anja

Tracy said...

These are really wonderful portraits, Sarah! The one at the top has so many great qualities, as well as the painted ones. You are a wonder, really! I recall having once created my own self-portrait in collate one year in high school using torn up newspapers and other papers, yarn, all sorts--it was great fun! Not sure it look like me, but it was terrific fun just to play! Happy Valentine Weekend, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Stunning & so artistic.

Love this.

Happy V-Day...

snoopydog said...

So, so clever. I love these posts of yours. You make the characters come alive with words, as well as art(yes, I know, words ar art in their own way), in such a clever, but natural way. Does that make any sense? Not sure it does, but hey. Let's just leave it this shall we.... I think you are very clever and I just love popping over for a creativity feast and some'tiny world' life. Thanks! Enjoy half-term. Ros

Sweet Repose said...

You are having way too much fun with this...cool collages!!!

Janine said...

How fun! I love what you are doing here! I love those little dolls, I am assuming you made them?

Sarah said...

Thanks everyone!
I didn't make those Janine-Clarice is from Greenwich market and Pamela was rescued from the bin at school!

KindredSpirit said...

Love your little stories!!! Pumpkin cool - did you make it? Looks like FIMO or something

Sarah said...

I did-it is air dry clay which I painted.

ArtSparker said...

I like those newspaper faces - there is a lot of possibility in working like that.

Sarah said...

I agree! I want to do more!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a great display of collages..
Wonderful. Very clever and beautiful..Happy SSS.

Jacqui said...

I just loved this whole post - thank you xx

Catherine said...

great shadows and art work...wonderful!!

Shell said...

Loving the collages and the dolls. Your creativity is bursting out all over.

Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! What cool torn paper collages! I love the faces you've made! :-)