art ala cARTe – daily art – “Pick Up Line”

“Pick Up Line” is an original handcut paper collage on 5×7 matboard. I’m so inspired by my vintage magazine ads and catalogs. There is so much meaning in the body language and facial expressions. This time, however, I decided to cut off the heads of the two main figures. She’s modern (from a more current … Read more art ala cARTe – daily art – “Pick Up Line”

art ala cARTe – daily art – “Fine Fellow”

“Fine Fellow” is an original, handcut paper/mixed media collage on 5×7 watercolor paper, matted to 8×10. I love vintage advertising. I could go through old magazines for hours. One of my favorite parts of an old magazine is the classified section at the back – amazing to look back on all of the offers, the … Read more art ala cARTe – daily art – “Fine Fellow”

art ala cARTe – daily art – “Funny Face”

“Funny Face” is an original, handcut paper collage on 8.5×10.5 cardboard. This guy is an explosion of nostalgic ephemera: sheet music, advertising, book pages, hand-written correspondence. All combine to draw our focus to the upstanding, well-dressed gentleman, with a line drawing for a head. His visage is further enhanced by comic book eyes, a random … Read more art ala cARTe – daily art – “Funny Face”