I was gifted a super great stack of books to tear apart, many of them retro. gotta love how my amber gets in on the action.
I began working with this particular "Let's Travel in Japan" book from 1960
I made eight 8x8 stitched collage pieces.
I pulled items of interest for center focal points, and then made strips from the many pages of muted browns and greens, I then pulled some color pop from a seed catalog. All 8 are made this way, which makes them very complimentary to each other.
All but one have a strip of ribbon.
a bit ago I decided to stop completing collages.
what that means is the collage is unfinished
in quilting terms these would be called quilt tops.
A finished collage has a card stock layer and is bound. Binding makes it appear as if it is framed and gives each piece a finished back side that isn't just stitching.
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.