Friday, July 11, 2008

Around the City Series

I met with the editor and publisher of the Alexandria Times the other day to talk about the artwork they publish for the newspaper. He gave me a list of themes and ideas for a few papers that will be published in the future. I've begun working on a series of collages around the city for their newcomers guide to Alexandria. I've decided to make a bunch of mini collages for this project so that the editor can choose his favorites from the group, and then those can be collaged together using Photoshop. Here's the first one I completed today:

16 comments:

ness lockyer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Megan and your comment. What you do with paper is stunning. I don't get to paint/draw us much now I am starting the shop (not how I would like to), Congratulations on your exhibition too. I will stop in a see what you have been up to soon.
Ness xx

Ro Bruhn said...

What fabulous collages, they remind me of mosaics. Thanks for visiting my blog. Congratulations on your awards too

jae said...

I also wanted to thank you for stopping by. Your collages are amazing and it is evident you should be receiving those awards - Congrats. Nice to "meet" you.

please sir said...

Wow - congrats! Looks like you are off to a great start!

Judy Wise said...

What a wonderful technique you have! I love the work; you are sure to go far with it. Best wishes in everything.

That Girl Designs said...

this is really a great piece. boy, you are one talented lady.

azirca said...

Hi Megan,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for taking the time to comment.
I'm glad that I visited your blog, your paper collages are amazing. I love how you describe your work as "painting with paper", fabulous!

Hila said...

This is so lovely Megan. Thanks for visiting my little blog - I'll be back to visit yours. You do wonderful work.

leslyf said...

Love your work, Megan. It is beautiful!

Re Art Blogs 4 U - I am afraid a link to the site is required. If you still want to join please let me know when you place the link and your details will be added. There is a link to the button-code posted in the left-hand column.

Many thanks.

Suzi-k said...

Hi Megan, i have just been browzing through your blog, and i really love your work. I think your description of "painting with paper" is very apt. I did some collage a few years ago, using mostly pages cut from magazines, but was horrified to see recently how they have faded, even though I coated them thoroughly with acrylic based varnish when they were done! How do you avoid that?

Ciara said...

Hi Megan! Thanks for stopping by! Wow! I love your work. I also work in collage but very different to this. That is some talent you have!

julie king said...

i am always so impressed with the detail and shading that you accomplish with paper collage! truly great technique!

Laura B said...

Congratulations with the award at the show! And this new peice is beautiful! And I wanted to say thank you for inspiring me, I did a tiny bit of collage myself this weekend having seen your beauitful work. I'll post it on my blog later this week, with a credit to you, I'll let you know when it is up :)

aimee said...

megan, i love collage and your work really intrigues me! it's pieced together like a mosaic, and as a whole looks like a painting. very beautiful. i'll be back for sure to see more! thanks for visiting!

littlebyRD said...

This is wonderful! Great start to your project.

XUE said...

i love collages too & that's something I hv not done much of (yet!) & hope to do in future. You deserve the award as yr "paintings with paper" are amazing! Congratulations!