Wednesday, July 30, 2008

m. larner

$25.00 sold


this posting is in honor of my son, alex. he is packing tonight to go on a camping trip with his best friend and godfather. alex is quite a bit older than in the photo i used in the collage -- about to go into middle school.

this collage came together effortlessly, easily. this was also my first experiment in bleaching photos.

the blog entry title is a pun on the name of the collage, "footprints," and my last name, printz.

Monday, July 28, 2008

ugly collages

i don't know what's wrong. i have been trying to make collages for the past couple of days to post here -- the "ten minute" supposedly easy kind -- and they have come out HORRIBLE. i have some paintings waiting to be finished, thank goodness.

now, my challenge is....what to do with the ugly collages??? first i threw them away, but i can't stand to be wasteful of good art supplies, meaning the back side of good watercolor paper. so back on the art table they went for another day.

Friday, July 25, 2008

happy suns


Happy suns says it all! The drawing is from a handmade card that my sister's stepdaughter drew.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


karate kids grown up

i found a karate instruction book in bargain section of our local used bookstore and have had tremendous fun with cutting it up! i used to cringe at cutting books -- i owned a bookstore for quite a few years. now i delight in it.

this is a small collage -- about the size you see on your screen -- 3" x 3" and done on watercolor paper. i've posted it on my etsy store, too, at

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

amy alice's blog

amy alice wallace has a blog well worth checking out, as well as a beautiful web site.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

dear mrs. larner

today's collage, dear mrs. larner, is made of antique letters that my dear friend phyllis gave to me for graduation from college. other people thought it was a strange gift, an old box of letters. at the time i was writing a lot, poetry and essays, and phyllis was convinced that i would write a great novel.

the letters were boring. very mundane. no drama, love letters or the like. i quit writing. but years later those letters are a treasure trove of material to use in my collages.

Amy Alice Thompson's collages

amy alice thompson makes gorgeous collages. ethereal. her mix of drawing, vintage and origami papers are delicious. be forwarned, faint of heart -- she also has a very cool series of smut collages. btw -- "smut" is her word, not mine. but i did once work in a shop that sold gag gifts, and i think i recognize a couple of those photos!

Monday, July 21, 2008

etsy shop

after an inexcusable delay, i am finally returning to my much-neglected blog! ok, maybe starting a new job and moving out of the house i had lived in for fifteen years excuse a little:)

i have continued doing my quicky collages, howevcr, and will start posting them to my blog.

i have also started an etsy shop, which i hope you all will visit. today is my first day and i am hoping for good things.

my shop is at please check it out. the collages i post here are for sale there, along with some other work.