Friday, April 18, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday ~ Scrap Yard

I’ve wanted to make something out of all the scraps I have left over from other projects. Now I got the chance! This is my version of recycling my art scraps as well as showing a recycled home and world. Even the sun has been recycled!

Scrap Yard

I used paper, charcoal, acrylic, water color in this piece. I feel like I used more but no.

Because of the sun I couldn’t get the color right. There is more shading over the lawn than you can see here. I need a shaded spot out back. I’ll have to create one as there are no trees. I’m working on taking better pictures, give me some time to get it together. I’m trying :D Oh, and if you have some good advice I would love the help!

ps: take a look at my inspiration friday pic below!

40 comments:

  1. Nice, I like these collage, it is so fun to work with papers on this way.

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  2. Yes, love this collage & your notecard drawings on Etsy are so sweet too!!!

    Thanks for checking out my blog--after being an observer for so long, I'm glad to finally be exploring it & making a blog out of my explorations. Check back often to see more!

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  3. I love this piece, it is full of charm!

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  4. thanks y'all! :) you made me smile!

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  5. Great work! Did you cover this one with bees wax?

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  6. I think the collage looks awesome!!! The sun is my favorite part!

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  7. miam mioum, i love it!!!!

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  8. tascha,

    thank you! no, no beeswax. i just used a spray varnish to seal it.

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  9. What a great picture..very creative..

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  10. Deb G6:35 PM

    This is very sweet! Nice job.

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  11. Love this collage, so different!

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  12. lovely, I like the way the text shows through

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  13. hi!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I LOVE your recycled house collage - it's really great.

    I'll be sure to check out your etsy shop too!

    iN jOy,
    sUz

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  14. thanks sUz :) hope you like it!

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  15. u r so talented!

    Keshi.

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  16. It looks quite moody! Love it!

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  17. This looks so good! I love the way you used the ripped up paper as part of your art. That's a great way to show recycling! Fabulous participation in Inspire Me Thursday. Using ripped up paper is a favorite media for me too.

    Thank you for the kind, kind comment on my blog!

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  18. this is so cool. i love it.

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  19. Hi Dinah~
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I just started it last week so it is nice to receive comments as I get myself into the blog world!
    You recycled collage is beautiful and it does look like it has beeswax on it although you said it does not. It could be the lighting. I am not a great photographer but when I take my photos I use natural light as much as possible with no flash. The flash washes things out.
    Gonna go check out your etsy. Keep in touch!

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  20. I like your collage! great job.
    Adri :D

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  21. carolyn,

    i took the picture out back, i think the sun was too much. someone said to use shade but i don't have any. i'll have to figure something out.

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  22. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog because now I have found yours again. the collage is fabulous and the simplicity of the flower stuning.
    I laughed at your seven things because I don't wear shoes in the house and I sit on my leg too!
    Enjoy the day.

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  23. Love your collage!!

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  24. hi and thank you for visiting my blog.
    i think your recycled collage is so beautiful and very charming! love it!
    re the photos, ive been trying to improve my camera skills recently, and thru trial and error i discovered the best thing is natural light and no flash - but not to over expose as the sun seems to wash the colour right out of the shot. i find standing near a sunny window is the best place for me - but to be honest england isnt that sunny so i suppose it depends on where you live lol.

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  25. Hi, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I love your art and can't wait to come by when I have time to linger. I feel I need to clear up a misconception about my post. I don't actually have a true computer virus, I've had some sinus trouble and was blaming it on a fellow blogger who has been sick recently. Little play on words, there. Sorry for the confusion!
    see ya soon!

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  26. Great Collage! And thanks for your wonderful comments on my paintings and blog.

    Love,Wyanne

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  27. I just LOVE this! (I have a thing for houses as you may have figured out;)) Such a creative and beautiful way to use scraps of paper from other projects!! Happy week to you!! xox...jenn

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  28. Totally perfect.

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  29. Yes! I love this one especially !!! Simplicity but completeness too-exactly what I love but it is hard to achieve ;-))
    Thank YOU for posting on my blog. Sweet!

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  30. I love this piece. The texture and depth is wonderful.

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  31. This is wonderful! I just discovered "Inspire Me Thursdays" about 2 weeks ago and I'm very anxious to try it out. I think I will try the next theme...I missed 'Primitive', so onward to the next!
    I love your site...and your book reviews. I'm curious about that stuff....what does it mean to be a ''Green Witch?" Do tell!

    Oh, and happy birthday (soon to be!)
    Em

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  32. Love your scrap yard picture, Dinah. Elaine Cooke

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  33. I can see why so many think that you used beeswax. There is a warmth to this piece that is so enchanting. Thanks so much for visiting my blog...it is a pleasure to have discovered yours.

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  34. amazing how such a fabulous piece came from bits and scraps of stuff. It's lovely.

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  35. love this piece on the house. the color palette is so charming.

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  36. Thank you for visiting my blog! I love your collage looks so nice!

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  37. Like your images....love that collage feel!

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  38. Its so effective. The way the texture and different shades come through in the blue sky is beautiful. Well done.

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