Monday, March 2, 2009

Little Friends Easter Parade

This is the other collage that I did for the "pastels" challenge with the group that I belong to.

My friend Janet and I were junking when she discovered an old story book that I'd loved as a child. It was called "Little Friends Kittens, Puppies, Bunnies" and it was published by Rand McNally in the 50's. It had photos of animals dressed up in clothes, and I know my father must've read it to me 100 times.

Janet was kind enough to let me have it, and I was really excited to take it home and show it to my children. They did not like this book at all. They thought the photos were "creepy". So, I decided to make a collage. I cut up a few of my favorite photos and decided that it looked like an Easter Parade.
Here are some of the details. Peter Rabbit is hiding eggs in the background. I punched tiny blossoms out of book paper with a hole punch and then added them to a Halloween tree stamp that I have. After that I stippled on some green dots.

These birds came from the fly sheet of another old book that I had. I colored them and decided that they were the spectators for the parade. The cobblestones were done with book paper, and layed with tissue on top. Then I added a coat of clear gesso so that I could use watercolor pencils on top to add depth.

I proudly hung the collage in the front hall until my daughter asked me to please remove it before anyone came to visit!

Oh well, you can't please everyone.

1 comment:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I think the little animals are charming...go figure AND what you've done with them is brilliant. Lovely seeing closeups of your fab details....ahhh Spring! Janet is such a nice gal and boy can she spot treasures a mile away!