Cut + Paste Therapy #5

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
Coco Chanel

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Glued into my 8 1/4 x 11 3/4" Clairefontaine Carnet de Voyage.

The idea was to work with aquas and greens and bits of yellow and orange. I find it easier to build collages when I have some goal for my image treasure hunt. I worked on this page before hearing news of the marathon bombings in Boston. A little lighter and fluffier.

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As you can see, this page is centered around the color blue, veering a bit into greys and purples. I was sad about the bombings in Boston, one of my favorite places and after I glued the blue page I dripped random drops of Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay black india ink and made some marks with a calligraphy pen. It seemed right.

On these pages, pix/words from Japanese and Italian magazines, catalogs, Japanese washi paper, cuttings from the gelatin prints I made, hand painted papers, postage stamps. Marks with espresso, neocolors, pencils, pens  and alcohol inks.