Because life isn't busy enough, I joined another art group!
I found The Collage Club on facebook, via the lovely Rebecca's blog. Check her out - her work is full of colour and life and always inspires me!
A quick summary of the club:
"For those who like to stick,paint, sew, draw, paste, cut, glue, colour, edit, fold, add, rip, layer and do whatever they need to do to make a collage. "
The way it works is every month we get a set theme and at any point during that month, we can post what we created either in the FB group or on our blogs, like I'm doing here. The theme for June was vintage and these are my creations...
- magazine, marker pen & photoshop
I wanted to create a page about the 'perfect housewife' which is ever prevalent in vintage imagery of women. I love bygone eras and often think I might of suited them more than the modern day (!) apart from the attitudes towards women. There is still a long way to go until equality is reached for all genders but looking back on some of the media from the 40's and 50's really makes you appreciate how far we have come. I wanted this page to evoke the domesticated lifestyle that women were expected to create, whilst obviously maintaining an idyllic home and happy husband. I liked the phrase 'every day is a new day' as a sort of mantra for the women in the collage. every day is a new day to become something other than what you were told you could be.... or maybe I'm thinking about this too much?!
Fun fact - the house in this is actually my parents first property!
'No Place Home'
- collage & photoshop
I really love the understated beauty of this piece. It's made from war time styled images I found in a recent vogue as well as framed dried flowers I have on my office wall and the text is from an old uni project. ironically the project was about losing things and I seemed to of lost 'like'. I am quite fond of 'no place home' as a saying though. I know it doesn't make sense but I kind of read it with a pause.
No place.... Home. Aw.
The theme for July is beautiful and I can't wait to get started! I am in from the beginning this time too, so hoping for a few more to share at the end :)