Monday, February 28, 2011

WCFM - page 8 - It's Getting Bigger

This pile of human consumption is taking over my life. Figuratively speaking that is.

Animals are lucky. They don't have to deal with stuff. I like how the lizard's color is mimicked by the CD, sunglasses and letters on the computer screen. As humans we create a lot, and get lost in it all, it's hard to see it with our human eyes - I wish I could understand our stuff from his perspective. 

By the by - thanks everyone for the awesome feedback, I love hearing what you think!

Monday, February 21, 2011

WCFM - page 7 - Things that scare you

Although animals usually appear in my dreams as friendly or at least harmless, when I saw this bird staring at me from the pages of a magazine, I knew it hinted at the dark side of the animal world. Something about the tilt of her head, proud, and not about to take anyone's sh*t.

The words are from the same game that supplied words for the previous collage. I like the words on either side of the bird re-imagined as things that could be scary. "Things on the floor"? Yeah, those scare me. "What you do to an egg?" Frightening! I know the plume coming off the page is a little tedious since it could easily be ripped, crumpled, etc., but there's no way I could insult the bird by cutting it off.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We Come From Monkeys - page 5: I own the place

So - here is page 5. Since animals always seem to be invading my dreams, what better place than a pleasant bedroom for this little guy (weasel?). 

The background is from a stack of interior photographs that I got at the awesome scrap place in Portland, the animal is from a book that I believe my friend and fellow crafter Natalie pawned off on me, and the words "I own the place" are from some old scattegories type game that I scrounged up when we moved out of our huge tenement house on West 9th st. The game had these cards with random phrases - a great example of junk that is too hard to throw away, so finally many years later I found an excuse/inspiration to use it,

Saturday, February 12, 2011

We Come From Monkeys - page 4

Okay, I admit it. I am the queen of big ideas that are often never realized. However, one of my big goals for this year (and ever on after) is to try and act on these ideas and make them reality. So far my many years in the making dream of performing a dance-in-a-bag piece (more on that in a future post) has come to life and my first performance was a success. An old friend of mine, also a dreamer, creator and a badass writer to boot is embarking on her own blog experience and has inspired me to be just a little more on top of mine. SO. Here I am again. My animal collage book, "We Come From Monkeys" is back on my brain (had a crazy dream about turtles and babies just last night) and I am trying to catch up on scanning in some pages I have already completed.

So, here is page number 4. If you scroll back to my post on August 27, you will see page 3, they are side by side in my book. As you can see NYC living has pretty much made mice a part of my daily existence, they can't be escaped. We used to have a joke about at least asking our mice to pitch in for rent. Ha. haha. yeah....that stays funny for about two minutes until you walk out of your apartment and there sitting on top of the garbage is an adorable little mouse, gnawing away at the leftovers of your dumplings from last night. And then they're on the subway platform on your way to work, and in the auditorium of the friendly neighborhood school. So, maybe this is just a way for me to feel a little more in control of those guys. Also I now have access to a better scanner and it seems like blogger has become more user friendly, so hopefully images will be bigger and clearer than in the past!