Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cabinet of Curiosity



Can you believe it? I actually have two pages of the Cabinet of Curiosity Challenge completed. I am thrilled to finally have some time to work on this project. I'm creating these pages on 9 x 12 sheets of watercolor paper instead of in an album. I am not sure how I am going to house these pages yet - I have a couple of ideas cooking in my head - so I thought it would be best to just keep the pages loose for now. The watercolor paper (140 lb) is great for collage work because the stiffness of the paper adds stability to the artwork.

The first page of the challenge is
EXPLORE. I concentrated on exploring nature through walks in the woods and on nature trails. There are so many things to discover on these outdoor excursions -bird nests, flowers, leaves, butterflies, trees, etc. I love all the colors in nature....you can find any color you imaginable. The greens and browns are especially appealing to me because there are unlimited variations of each.

The second page of the challenge is CURIOSITY. My focus here was the typical questions people ask when they are curious about something - Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. Being curious about things is how we expand our minds and learn about new things. It's the secret to personal growth. Be sure to ask questions of yourself as well as those around you. You'll be amazed at how much knowledge we all have to share.

7 comments:

Monica said...

I love your collages! I also LOVE those shadow boxes with the tags inside, so beautiful!

Lilli said...

This is so beautiful, so evocative of Nature :)

Bonnie said...

Your pages are exquisite and so dreamy. I adore them! Thanks for showing us and for taking part in the challenges.!

fromthepines said...

These are great! I love the whole thing. I cant wait to see your next pages.

Cheryl

ArtsyMama said...

Love your pages. The woman that makes those fabulous little fabric cupcakes that you have on your second page is going to be on Martha Stewart today (Friday!). Great work:)

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Those are wonderful! I would like to try collaging in the style that you have, but I fear mine would look like a train wreck... sigh. Do you have a secret or tips?

Jeanne said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. As for a secret or tips for collaging, I used to sit and think too much about a piece before I would actually start it. I found that I didn't get as much artwork done that way. I have learned to just jump in, sometimes with just a single idea, and let the direction of the piece speak to me as I go along. That way I discover things that I never would have even thought of trying.

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