Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Altered old Postcards


Finding cards in my collection to alter is a lot of fun for me. Finding the right bit to collage on it, to change it up, just a little or a lot. I like playing with space and size relationships. The top card doesn't look altered to me. The additions seem to blend in, as opposed to the observation tower where the hand comes in to terrify the person on the level. Or, at least, in my mind they're terrified. I would be. 
 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Small collages - MailArt & a mitt

Altered Picasso

A proposed poster

altered graffiti - photo by Brassai
I made a few altered postcards recently to send off to specific people and one was a result of a prompt during October http://creativesprint.co  I'm posting my Mitts because I just re-opened my Etsy shop http://FritziMim.etsy.com  Which came about because I can't sell my mitts in-person during the pandemic at the usual holiday "shops." My honey suggested I re-open and it's been quite fun to see that people are actually buying stuff from it. Yay commerce, yay my compulsion to knit.

wool mitts with pompoms



 

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Altered Cards

Our daughter gifted me with a set of postcards to old typewriters. Very exciting for me as I love typewriters and own two old ones. 

But what to do with them. I held on to these cards for a number of months then decided to created random word poems. 

Works for me. How about you?






 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Alter postcards

 I cleaned up my work table and did some re-organizing of things, which made me more eager to spend this morning in the studio. I found two identical cards - Henri Laurens (1885-1954) A collage he created in 1915. It seems that I got the card at the Pompidou center in Paris. Why two identical cards, I don't know, but I'm happy about it now.  I altered them with the addition of circles. Playing with Josef Albers idea of transparency. Can you see what I did?





Friday, September 18, 2020

Circles - a few circles to alter something


 I've had this postcard of a Picasso sculpture for awhile. Finally, couldn't resist altering it. What was at hand on my studio table, circles, of course.

Altered old Postcards

Finding cards in my collection to alter is a lot of fun for me. Finding the right bit to collage on it, to change it up, just a little or a ...