jblackdesigns

Literary Collage * Art Cards * Mixed Media

234 Sales

jblackdesigns

Literary Collage * Art Cards * Mixed Media

234 Sales On Etsy since 2007

0 out of 5 stars
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Note from shop owner I'm moving ... making changes ... getting ready for a new name, new designs, a new day! I'll be back in June!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 11, 2017

I'm moving ... making changes ... getting ready for a new name, new designs, a new day! I'll be back in June!

Jennifer Black

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Jennifer Black

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Anonymous on May 20, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

these are terrific & I've already worn them several times - thanks a bunch

Anonymous on May 6, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Jennifer, nWanted to let you know how much I like this piece. The woman's attire, posture and expression combined with your witty caption gets me every time! nHappy day, nLinda

Anonymous on May 6, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on May 6, 2012

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Anonymous on May 6, 2012

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About

Paper dolls. Reading under the covers. Discovery. Layers. Ragged edges. Paper, scissors, and glue.

I love layering, subtracting, matching ... finding bits of magic in the peeling back of meaning, the juxtaposition of images, the translation of words into image ... or image into text.

A few years ago, a magazine contacted me to commission a collage illustration for an article. After we'd settled the details, I was connected to the graphic design editor. "What program do you use?" she asked.

"Um .... paper, scissors, and glue ..." I answered with a laugh.

Of course, I knew what she meant, and we settled our technological needs soon enough, but that moment crystalized for me what I love about creating collage art from authentic vintage materials: It's tactile and messy and fraught with potential disaster. Will the paper hold up? Will it dissolve in the glue? Will it tear when I draw or paint on it? I never know exactly what the process will bring.

But never fear--no viable books are harmed in my processes. I stick with old, well-loved, discarded and crumbling materials and give them a new home, new life, new friends.

A rebirth of a sorts, I think. A labor of hope.

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