First finished piece of the new year. Mixed-media collage made as a birthday gift for one of my oldest friends. Vintage papers, acrylic paint, colored pencil and image transfers on an upcycled child's board book page. 8" x 9"
This piece was a really fun one because I just let it lead me along. I had done another collage painting with the bare tree image with the triple spheres and had a basic notion of using that design again. In terms of choosing the other images and text, it started out as a random process… not thinking about it, just DOING it. Then a theme started surfacing… sleep and dreams. Only after I had filled in the large circle with a light blue wash of color, and wrote the word "dream" above it, I noticed that the text in the under layer said, "Where was she?" The next lines are partially obscured but say, "Awake or dreaming?" Did I pick that up subliminally?