Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Creative Wednesday - Grid Collage

Just a brief show-and-tell today. This is a collage I did a few months ago, but never got round to showing in this blog. (Although it was on Flickr, so apologies to those of  you who have seen it already.)

I like the idea of things in boxes, so keeping to a square grid for a collage seemed like a good idea. I also like the idea of random collections of things, so it's a way of providing an orderly framework for otherwise unrelated images and objects. I embroidered and machine stitched between the pictures & drawn squares. (During the course of this endeavour, I discovered that doing chain stitch on a thick piece of paper is a laborious task that any sensible person should avoid.) Thinking about the stitching has just made me realise that it's a bit like a patchwork quilt, too.

I have also been experimenting with photo collages, also in a grid pattern. Maybe I'm being unimaginative, but I think I like this rigid framework.

5 comments:

Menopausal musing said...

Your images look brilliant in a grid........ Funnily enough, I was thinking about chain stitching on paper yesterday and didn't end up doing it..... shall take heed of your warning.

Becksini said...

I absolutely love this. Obviously I love the sqaure and neat ness, but the little pictures could probably keep me quiet for hours finding little details. and machine sewing on paper always makes me a little weak.
Love

Jane Housham said...

I really really like this too. It's just completely satisfying. Beee-ootiful.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Little boxes have always fascinated me too.. something about the Alice in Wonderland about that!
I love this collage.. it has remnants of my past.. and the 1960's Christmas postage stamp brings back sharp memories..

Michele xx

sophie said...

I love your blog!