Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Red Coffee Cup

Red Coffee Cup by collage artist Megan Coyle

"Red Coffee Cup"
Collage on mat board
5"x7"

I completed this piece a while ago and then I put a stack of magazines on it and forgot about it. While sifting through magazines as I worked on piecing together another collage, I found this one again. It was only made with coated paper, and for some reason the solid colors didn't look right. So I went ahead and started cutting out bits and pieces of texture from magazines until the collage looked like the image above. Temporarily losing this work of art helped me in the end - I was able to look at it with a fresh pair of eyes and make adjustments that made the collage more colorful.

In other news...did you hear? D.C. felt an earthquake yesterday. I thought it was construction and didn't think twice, but when folks started evacuating from all the buildings on the street, I decided I should follow suit. It was strange feeling the floor beneath me shaking. Reminds me of the earthquake we had last year - which was much smaller than yesterday's. Last year, I stayed up until five o'clock in the morning working on a project - felt my chair vibrating and saw my computer monitor shaking, thought I must be hallucinating from sleep deprivation and decided to call it a night and go to sleep. Didn't realize what had happened until I read the news the next day. Craziness.

6 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

the earthquake must have been weird and a bit scary, glad it wasn't a bigger one!

This collage is lovely, the colours are wonderful!

Von said...

hi Megan found your blog through Marks radio interview with you. this is lovely i have a local friend doing a complete series of 100 coffee cups

do you work bigger like 3-4 feet in size?

Megan Coyle said...

Hi Von - thanks for stopping by! 100 coffee cups sounds like quite the project, what medium does your friend use?

And at the moment, the largest size I've worked in is 18"x24". I've gotten a few requests to tackle a larger project, which is something that is now waiting patiently on my "to do" list.

Von said...

Hi Megan... my friend is using oil painting. her is her link http://www.janettmarie.blogspot.com/ last year did 100 paintings as the Apple as her inspiration.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The few earth tremours I have experienced have been very disconcerting ,,, you realise there is nothing you can do to control it ... I would hate to be in a big earth quake.

Beth Niquette said...

My goodness--we heard about the earthquake here in Oregon. I've felt two of those in my lifetime. Frightening and definitely strange!

((hugs)) Glad to hear you are alright.

I also LOVE this red coffee cup. What a gifted talented lady you are!

I am a BIG fan of yours.