Friends! I have recently started a new Instagram profile and opened an online shop - I am selling prints of my (slightly weird) collage work! And I'm super excited about it! (Can you tell by all the exclamation points?!)
I started making these little pieces of bright, colourful fun over the winter. I was feeling like a was getting way too much 'screen time' and I had a major urge to do something with my hands. I didn't think too much about it, I just started cutting up my stacks and stacks of old magazines.
I love how these look in this classic form - I'm still proud of them - but even so, I decided to take the scissors to them.
Letting my decisions and my process be super spontaneous, fairly quick, and very lighthearted, this is what ended up happening:
..and then these...
I put all of the collages together analogue-stylez - good ol' scissors and glue. (This is now what my dining table looks like on a pretty regular basis.)
And then I photograph each collage and bring it into Photoshop so that I can draw on top of it. The white marks that you see are my digital drawings. Because I like to doodle.
I am printing the finished pieces on beautiful art paper by Epson - it's thick and matte and sooo pretty.
I ended up showing these in another small gallery show in March, and they were met with encouragingly positive response (read: some of them actually sold, WHAAAT?) In light of that warm reception of these pieces, I decided to start a little side-biz.
The Flying Skirt Printshop has been up and running for a couple of weeks, mainly just over on Instagram (guys, did you know that people are buying art on Instagram? So rad.) So far, I have sold a few pieces and shipped them off to Texas, Oregon, and BC. I am just tickled every time someone likes one of these. They're so outside my usual comfort zone - boldly colourful and pretty silly, which I love.
I'm posting new pieces as often as possible. They don't always have my own photography as an element; sometimes they are magazine clippings and digital scribbles only, like these, below, and the ones up at the top of this post.