If like me, you love a bit of collage – enjoying the random way that photos, textures, paint and papers come together to create a new works of art, then get your creative goggles on and take a butchers at this site dedicated to collage – curated by Aprile Elcich, a graphic designer and collage artist living in Toronto, Canada.
I love this image below, created by Essex, UK, based artist Becky Howes. I also like the images on her tumblr blog too which make clever use of stitching and the inside of patterned envelopes (two of my favourite things )
2D cut and paste.
Paper, scissors and glue!A celebration of collage art and the significant styles of contemporary artists using traditional cut and paste techniques.Submission deadline: 1st October 2012.
(Successful submissions will be contacted by 5th October)
Deadline for receiving work: 26th October 2012.
Submission fee: £10.
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Bio (100 words)
Pictures of work being submitted + titles and prices
Website/ Blog info
Original unframed artworks only. 20% commission on all sales.
Another lovely artist’s site to check out is that of Randel Plowman (above image), an artist based in Wisconsin who is pursuing a challenge of creating a collage a day, which he then posts to his site for sale. This image is already sold but it’s rather lovely and is entitled ”Score Card”
He’s recently published a book called “The Collage Workbook”, to help inspire and get you started on your journey into the magical world of collage. Check out his site or Lark Crafts who publish the book for more information.
Wow… It’s exciting to think that 18 people from UK, USA and Italy (mainly Stoke on Trent, London, Staffordshire, Cumbria, San Francisco and Venice ) have been sending each other some hand-made and unique artwork through the post over the last few days … today was the estimated last day for people to get their lovely stuff in the post.
Over the next few weeks we should see what people have swapped appearing on their own sites, blogs, social networking pages and profiles. I’ll do my research and pop some news on here soon… So watch this space!
Also look out for an interview with Hannah at Yellowstone Art Boutique during March.
It’s getting really exciting now… you have until 11pm (GMT) Wednesday 8th February
Really pleased to say that there has been an extra little flurry of people registering for the Made to Exchange opportunity in the last few days, including UK, Italian and American participants.
You still have time to get involved. Come and join in the fun and exchange some of your art/craft with a fellow artist. It’s free to register and very easy to do. It just requires you to answer 7 simple questions about yourself :
Would you love to receive a free, handmade piece of artwork, craft object, a photograph, a painting, accessory, an item that is creative and made just for you? You can if you take part in Made to Exchange.
To receive for your freebie all you have to do is make, craft, draw, photograph, create something lovely that you can exchange in return. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or time making it. Get your friends to take part too and you could even be exchanging with somebody you know , or it could be an exciting exchange opportunity with someone in another country.
Just click on the picture above to find out more.
Closing date to register your interest is 8th February and just involves a quick email.
Dappled Sky is looking for friendly folks who would like to be part of a fun exchange of handmade gifts or artwork. If this idea tickles your fancy then please read on and contact Dappled Sky with your “Seven Secrets” before … Continue reading →