Yes, it’s been awhile…It has been such a busy and fun summer, but I’m finally getting back into the groove with some new work.

Out in the garden the other morning doing some pruning and dead-heading, I was inspired by the different dried seed pods to make these collage pieces.

DianthsPstcard

inncencecolor

GO FISH

Fishookd

Many of the books that I collect are children’s books and school activity books from the fifties and sixties.   I love the illustrations and print of those old days.  Here are some of those pages pieced together for a new collage.

LITTLE YELLOW BIRD COLLAGE ART

RedBrownBird

I can’t seem to get enough of birds these days.  I love it  when I’m sitting by the window and see the cardinals eating the dried seed heads in the garden, or hear the nightingales singing in the trees.  A few times this summer, when I was awake in the middle of the night, I’d hear one lone nightingale off somewhere in the dark singing its beautiful song.  Lovely.  I guess I’ve gotten to that age where these simple things make me smile.  Along those lines, I offer this collage.