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10 (More) Submissions From the Collage Scrap Exchange

Happy Fri­day, ya’ll! I fig­ured it’s a fine time to post some more Col­lage Scrap Exchange sub­mis­sions. At this point, I’ve received so many (hun­dreds upon hun­dreds!), and not shar­ing at least some felt like a crime. Here are 10 sub­mis­sions! Remem­ber, the extended dead­line is March 15. Thank you, to every­one, who has sub­mit­ted a col­lage so far. […]

Natalie Wargin’s Visual Respite from All That Cold

It’s been so bit­terly cold on the east coast over the past few weeks, I for­got what it was like when it’s warm. So, Natalie Wargin’s water­color works are a nice visual respite from the frigid temps. Her loosely-handled paint­ings fea­ture birds, bears, and flow­ers in bloom. I love how the col­ors flow into one another and create […]

Ceramic Vessels Want You to Remember Nice Things

Sachie Kaneko, aka Kusafane, is the woman behind these sweet-looking ceram­ics. They’re meant as small sculp­tures as well as prac­ti­cal objects like vases and can­dle hold­ers. In addi­tion, Kaneko wants her hand­i­work to be some­thing that has a pos­i­tive asso­ci­a­tion attached to it — like, if you received it as a gift from a spe­cial some­one in […]

13 Submissions from the Collage Scrap Exchange (Pt. 2)

Each day, I receive more and more sub­mis­sions from those who par­tic­i­pated in the Col­lage Scrap Exchange. It’s great! I am always so excited to see the cre­ative things that ya’ll came up with (and sent each other!). Here are a selec­tion of 13 I’ve received so far. Check out my other ear­lier post that features […]

Sandra Fettingis Expresses Relationships Via Bold Geometry

Denver-based artist San­dra Fet­tingis cre­ates bold sculp­tures, instal­la­tions, and murals using a vari­ety of geo­met­ric shapes. “…I strive to demon­strate rela­tion­ships, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, change, and mind­ful atten­tion,” she writes in an artist state­ment. “I mix and layer mate­ri­als such as acrylic, styrene, wood, paper and paint, and uti­lize the laser for its pre­ci­sion, while for­mu­lat­ing sys­tem­atic guidelines, […]

Collage Scrap Exchange: There’s Still Time to Sign Up!

If you’re a reg­u­lar reader of this blog (and I hope that you are!), then you’ve prob­a­bly heard about the Col­lage Scrap Exchange I’m host­ing with Papir­mass, a mail art sub­scrip­tion ser­vice. In short: it’s a super fun art con­test where you can make cool col­lage art and win awe­some prizes! This is geared towards those working […]

There’s a Palpable Energy to Miroco Machiko’s Painted Animals

In some works of art, you can tell that the illus­tra­tor has really attacked the image. Not in a bad or destruc­tive way, of course, but there’s a pal­pa­ble energy left on the page. That’s how I feel when I look at the illus­tra­tions by Miroco Machiko. The loose, painterly style fea­tures dif­fer­ent crea­tures in abstracted ways. We see […]

Collage Scrap Exchange: What Should You Send, Anyways?

Col­lage artists, have you signed up for the Col­lage Scrap Exchange yet? It’s a fun, cre­ative art con­test where you can win awe­some prizes! I’ve part­nered with Papir­mass to offer this. The premise is sim­ple: bun­dle some of your favorite scraps and send them to your part­ner — another col­lage artist. They’ll ship their scraps to you, and the […]

Life-Like Paper Sculpted Birds by Diana Beltran Herrera

Paper sculp­ture has always wowed me. How do artists form such intri­cate works?! It’s incred­i­ble. These small, sculpted birds by Diana Bel­tran Her­rera are gor­geous and eerily life-like; you might not even know they were made of paper. The fowl fea­ture small details like bustling chest feath­ers and long, del­i­cate tails. Plus, just look at that minute […]