Monday, March 30, 2009

Collage Mania-more

I received so much positive feedback on my last post. Thanks to everyone who to took the time to look and comment!

I did go ahead and send these in to Collage Mania so they will be available for purchase very soon. If you don't know about Collage Mania, it is part of a fabulous fundraiser put together by Virginia Spiegel. This is the last year and the hope is to hit the $200,000 mark. The funds go to the American Cancer Society. First day of the sale is May 5th.

I thought I'd tell you a bit about the pieces below. The ones with the my original ink drawings include watercolor paper, tissue paper, acrylic paint, alcohol ink, watercolor pencils and pastels and thread. I donated one of them in honor of Eugenia Calle, my friend who worked for the American Cancer Society for 20 years, a prominent epidemiologist in cancer research. She was murdered in February. I donated another in honor Carmen Rodriguez, another prominent cancer epidemiologist who worked at the American Cancer Society for much of her life. She lost her life to adrenal cancer last fall.

Two of the fabric pieces started with monoprinted fabrics as the background. The small pieces of fabric are a combination of painted fabrics and commercial fabrics. Another started with a screened tree background from a photograph. It's hard to see as I decided the orientation was landscape which puts the tree in the background on it's side.

I'll post more details about Collage Mania as it approaches. Preview day is April 29!

I also sent in one other piece; photo is above.

1 comment:

meridith zelaya said...

So pretty Heidi.. love it! Good job :) You're soooo talented and creative!