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Daily Post photo challenge: collage

I love the serendipity of a found collage – images that have been created by random poster-stickers, graffiti artists, a scattering of pebbles in a pleasingly random way, a mosaic, bark peeling off the trunk of a tree, a whirl of fallen leaves or scattered flower petals.

These are some of the photos I’ve taken of posters in France






in response to the Daily Post

Collage obsession: nature

Collage Obsession‘s last challenge before the summer break was anything nature themed.


Photo Art Friday: collage

sometimes, if you’re feeling particularly brain-dead, it’s fun to let an online photo editor do all the work for you. This collage of lotus flowers was produced at using my own photos


but if you’re up to the challenge, you might like to experiment



Collage obsession: making marks

Linda from Collage Obsession said “I am delving more and more into art journaling , paper and glue, ink, paint ,markers, and all the other ways to “make marks.” In the realm of digital art, the marks we make are digital–textures, brushes, fonts, filters and styles.”

I was intrigued by this week’s theme of making marks. I started my collage with a photo of very ancient Cambodian marks incised in stone

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and overlaid it with a photo of painted wood on which time has made its mark

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I then added the stitching, ink splatters and word art to get this


Collage obsession: handwriting

Sherry, of Collage Obsession, was bemoaning the fact that writing by hand seems to be a lost art so she invited us to share a creation showing handwriting.



the handwritten text in my image is part of a scan of a page from an old poetry book I found in a flea market in Belgium. Many of the pages have poems (in French) copied on to them in painstaking handwritten script. Copying such poems into books was one of the pasttimes of genteel ladies in days gone by. This entry is dated 4 October 1888. The owner of the book was a young lady called Adele and her initials are monogrammed on the cover of the book.

Collage Obsession: steampunk


Visit Collage Obsession to see more interpretations of this week’s theme of Steampunk

Collage Obsession: 2014 – year of the horse

January 31st will see the start of the Chinese year of the horse. In honour of this, Collage Obsession has chosen this for its challenge theme this week.


the children in the photo are my husband and his brother with their grandfather in the days when they still had the farm.
Collage elements are from Lila’s birdsong pack, background and ink splatter are by Jen Maddocks and the frame is by Gin & Tonic Designs (all Scrapbook Graphics).

Did you illustrate this theme this week? Trot over to Collage Obsession to see what other people did.

Collage Obsession: illustrate a quote

Over at Collage Obsession we were invited to illustrate a favourite quotation. This has been my favourite for a long time.


I have combined the front and back of a mixed media postcard I made a few years ago, but it fits this week’s theme.

Collage Obsession provide a weekly theme to illustrate. You can see the other contributions here. Do join in some time.

CO: celestial


Don’t forget to visit Collage Obsession to see more celestial images

new artwork

This piece was inspired by the art of Pam Carriker for an online challenge