Collage: Blue Dragonflies

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
Pearl S. Buck

Collage: Come fly with Me

Collage: Come fly with Me Available here

Hello Thursday and hello dear series of dragonfly collages (continuing from this collage).

And hi there blues! Yes, that’s right. Blue! Blue as in blue colors, not the feeling (trying to shake it and move on). I have never claimed blue as mine, and it’s rare that I’m drawn to blue things except maybe blue jean and cute little smurfs. I don’t find it a very happy color, so it doesn’t cheer me on like red, yellow or green. But even though blue does not feel like a iHanna color it’s still part of my vocabulary – at times a big part of it…

And when I start to play with blue, I find I actually like it.

Collage: Dragonfly II

Collage: Dragonfly II, by iHanna. Available here

I especially like blue vintage looking patterns. Like blue striped or checked fabrics, and of course those security envelope patterns… I like the weathered blue, the worn out used blue almost bleached until obliviation – from time and sun.

Subtle blue can feel very yummy, if you know what I mean.

Collage: Dragonfly III

Collage: Dragonfly III. Available here

Which of these collages are your favorite?

What’s your opinion on the color blue? Happy or sad? And if it’s a big favorite, all of these collages are available in my etsy shop right now. Thanks for your visit.

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8 Responses to Collage: Blue Dragonflies

  1. Kathryn says:

    Hi Hanna! Lovely work. I like them all, but #1 is my slight preference. I love giraffes.
    Have a great weekend. I enjoy your blog posts.

  2. Mary says:

    Hi Hanna…I love the blue collages…love the security envelopes. Those have different patterns than some I’ve seen. Do you use a glue stick? Your collage pieces lay so nice and flat :)
    Mary

  3. Tina says:

    Wow! You are blowing me away. I love, love, love blue! Come Fly With Me is my favorite. Your use of the security envelope patterns inspires me. I’d heard of artists using them but never really found the idea appealing. You integrate them so well.
    Keep on with the gorgeous blue work. Tina

  4. Rikke says:

    Love it all, Hanna – and LOVE all shades of blue. I have always been strongly and strangely drawn to turquoise, which to me is a shade of blue – that color probably makes me as happy as reds do you. It’s so fresh and dreamy, reminds me of exotic oceans and fresh breezes. Soothing. Dragonfy II is my favorite, but they are all great :) Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Erica says:

    Great collages, Hanna!

  6. I think I like #3 the best. I like the combination of blue and brown touches and the arrangements of the papers. I was doing 12″x 12″ collages last winter–random ones. I think I’ll start again but make them smaller and pick a theme. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Christie Juhasz says:

    All three are terrific, but I like #1 the best because of the handwriting and your use of black and blue security papers.

  8. Andria says:

    Dragonflies are a lovely motif. And I love the giraffe stamp and the airmail label on the first collage. Along with handwritten text and business envelope liner, it has some of my favorite things!

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