Thursday, August 23, 2007

Itty Bitty Collages

Here are 7 of the 12 Itty Bitty 3x3 Collages I created for a recent swap:
The big one (fairy) is for Jennifer and called "She Believes". The others, from top to bottom - left to right are:
For Carol - "Love Nest".
For Barb - "Madd Love".
For Rosalie - "Sea Mail".
For Angie - "Ahoy Sailor, Sailor, Sailor, Sailor!".
For Michelle - "Bird Symphony in White".
And For Peggy - "The Painter's Garden".
I had a difficult time creating these - more than I thought I would. Part of it is because my muse threw a hissy fit and quit and I haven't found a replacement yet! Anyone have one for cheap?!? Heh Heh! The other part is because this is a collaborative project - each person will receive 12 of these Itty Bitties and will put them together as one piece of art. I have been petrified that my piece will RUIN their entire work! It's not that I think my work sucks completely. It's just that the other artists, the squares they are creating, are WONDERFUL!
I know! I have issues! I don't think I'll ever be one of those artists who is comfortable or happy with what they create. IE: Don't be looking for my artwork in any magazines or galleries any time soon! heh! The two times I was published nearly caused a nervous breakdown and I decided that was enough for me! I graciously bow out and allow other artists the chance to shine. It's kind of my way in all of my life anyways. It's where I'm most comfortable, really. It is enough that I enjoy the creative process and am at least partially comfortable enough with my work to trade with others.
Well, 5 more to go. I made one for Christy tonight, but REALLY didn't like it. Note to self: Find something else besides gel medium to glue on flat back cristals! So, I'm going to do a different one for her. My zetti for Sandee is nearly done and then just 3 others. :) My goal is to have them completed and in the mail on Saturday.


christygrant said...

Tam, ALL of these are beautiful! I love the sparrow one, the nest one but when I saw Maddy on Barb's, that was the ultimate! She will love it. I remember that picture of her waiting for daddy to return when Maxx was born. You are a talented woman!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

"Ahoy Sailor, Sailor, Sailor, Sailor!". HEE HEE Ahoy, Tamara!! Love it!! All these are GREAT!!

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Anonymous said...

you are one clever and talented chickie! they're all fabulous just like You!!!

XO Mija