Monday, 15 January 2018

Bloom Where You Are Planted

I recently saw this saying and liked it a lot. So, I went to one of my resources for landscapes and found this awesome photo of White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. A caption stated "It isn't sand, really. It's gypsum, pure white, powdery, covering 275 square miles with restless dunes." Statue from a Dover clip art book. Blooms from a gardening book.

The Shadows

An Awe-Inspiring Display

Sunday, 14 January 2018

the future of peculiar

The title of an article in Harper's was "The Future of Queer." As you might guess, the article was about homosexuality. But I got to thinking about different and older meanings of the word "queer"...

vaping blu smells good

I'm admitting how old and out of it I am: I didn't know what "vaping" is until I saw an advertisement in Rolling Stone for an e-cigarette called "blu" (lower-case, no "e"). The title of this collage was the tag line over a photo of a young woman vaping with the product—a black tube with a shiny blue cap.

Background from a painting by Alex McLeod.

"Unable to go either forward or back"

Collage on board with threads - form the archies

I once got a big bunch of bookmarks form an antiquarian - he collected all bookmarks which people left/ forgot  in their books before they brought them to his shop: things like shopping lists, photos, little notepads, postcards, fotos .... and newspaper articles. I sorted them thematically and found many of the headlines very funny - this was the point when I decided to make a series out of them.

Saturday, 13 January 2018