Monday, January 31, 2011

Jo's A B C D

Wow!... how do I follow all these amazing creations. My letters are VERY different to those of the very clever calligraphers. One could call them 'unsophisticated' perhaps. It's great fun, and a challenge. Thought I'd start with the coloured alphabet first, then work up to the black and white.

I began by cutting matboard into 7 x 7cm squares and was surprised by how tiny they seemed.  However, small is good.

Next step was to cut suitable letters from glossy mags (a bit wabisabi Noela?) and glue them. At last, I could pick up a brush.  Painting is my favourite obsession.  A little colour here, a little attached something there, and hey presto!


I keep altering my mini-collages. I suspect this might continue ad infinitum, at least until I get to the end.  Co-ordinating such diverse images into a single collage might just be too difficult a feat.  It will certainly test my design skills. Perhaps they'll lend themselves to a box instead.  We'll see.

9 comments:

  1. How wonderfully beautiful Jo! I especially like that you have incorporated a word in each one. Look forward to seeing your next letters!

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  2. Great fun, Jo and lots of potential for play xoxoxo

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  3. This is my kinda of fun! Plenty of scope to play on creative overdrive.

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  4. Lovely colour - I think they would look good just mounted as you see them on the blog. Altogether they will look stunning!

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  5. Jo, these are so different to anything I have liked before but they make me want to dance - so much fun and exuberance.

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  6. Thank you all for your wonderful feedback. I AM having fun and hope to have lots more before the year is out.

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  7. Small is beautiful Jo! Nice work.

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  8. Jo - lots of colour and happiness in these letters - and a nice addition to the gallery using collage. Enjoy!

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  9. J'aime beaucoup. J'aime l'idée de l'abécédaire et aussi le fait d'avoir utilisé la technique du collage. Et c'est en effet plutôt "très petit". ;)

    I really like. I like the idea of the alphabet and also the fact of having used the collage technique. And it is indeed rather "very small ". ;)

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