Sunday, February 22, 2009

Collage workshop a la Papaya!

Just back from our altered book meet and workshop at our delightful hostess Dorothy's. It was wildly successful. Here are the Papaya style collages we did. Check out all the elements that went into them in my prior post:

Here is mine with Nicole. I gave her a crown of lavender roses and a couple of birds. She is a beauty indeed:
Here is Dorothy's, we love the tilt of the head and the abundance of flowers - tres Carmen Miranda. The circles on the deli paper background are echoed in the circles at the top right corner.:Here is Carol's with a cool yellow flower border, like bunting at a july 4th parade. That huge hat of flowers looks like something barbra Streisand would have worn in the 60's:Here is Shelley's with some great tonal orange pattern play, a great contrast to the black and white image. She used some fun borders stickers to frame her artwork:
And here is Denise's, our guest participant at today's workshop, because i needed a ride. Well and because she is a charter member of my altered book group and she was happy to come and play. Sorry for the camera flash glare: And here is the one i made earlier that i forgot to bring today to show off. drat. Thanks Dorothy for a lovely afternoon. Thanks Bruce for the cookies! it was a terribly miserable grey and rainy day today. The time spent with these ladies making happy bright fanciful collages was just the ticket to think forward to spring!


Dianne said...

these collages are so fun and love the colors! sounds like your group is amazing. and you found really great stuff at the estate sale...wish I could find sales like that!

Aileen said...

Love the collages Diane! Looks like it must have been a lot of fun! I love your new blog banner!!

Janny said...

I love the work of Anahata.
These collage are great, thanks for sharing;o)