365 Collages | Week 47 | Stupendous Fiction

I continue to be interested in new things that seem old and old things that seem new.
Jaquelin T. Robertson

Not Your Ordinary Quilt - Collage no 322 by iHanna
Not Your Ordinary Quilt, Collage no 322 by iHanna.

I love my world of fiction, created in these collages. I feel a little like it’s a vintage photo album, at times. Like I want to step into the collages and live in these environments, created by serendipitous moments in my studio…

If it is Stupendous Fiction, I’ll leave to you to judge, but one of today’s collages is called that so this post was named accordingly. Instead of picking an overall theme, I’m naming the posts after one of the collages. It just seams easier.

Sometimes we make things harder than they need to be. Sometimes the easy way is the road to take.

What road are you traveling today? The road towards creativity, one might hope!

Here’s collage 322 to 328, week 47.

Don't Count on Me - Collage no 323 by iHanna
Don’t Count on Me, Collage no 323 by iHanna,

Deflecting Life - Collage no 324 by iHanna
Deflecting Life, Collage no 324 by iHanna.

Hair and Now - Collage no 325 by iHanna
Hair and Now, Collage no 325 by iHanna.

In Vain - Collage no 326 by iHanna
In Vain, Collage no 326 by iHanna.

Stupendous Fiction - Collage no 327 by iHanna
Stupendous Fiction, Collage no 327 by iHanna.

A Colossal Ambition - Collage no 328 by iHanna
A Colossal Ambition, Collage no 328 by iHanna.

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iHanna's 365 Collages 2018 - Week 47

Thanks for leaving me a comment below letting me know which of these you like most! I love to know you looked at each one again to find a favorite. When you try to define what it is about that composition that you like (or not like), I feel like I’m am getting so much feedback and love. Then I take a second look at my own work and (sometimes) see it with new eyes.

Thank you!

365 Collages by iHanna

This project is part of my 365 Somethings 2018 and I call it 365 Collages by iHanna.

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Bonus: Feel free to take a look at the 2013 week 47 of collages, when I did a similar 365 project.

Previously: Week 46 | Next: Week 48

6 Responses

  1. Hi Hanna – I LOVE this group of collages and I think it is mostly because your titles are so wonderful! Looking at them was like reading a novel and each title was the next chapter :-). My favorite is “in vain”. I love the bit of flowery pink in all that black and I love the bit of handwriting. I also really like the first one with all the lines, I could look at it a long time I think following those lines. The black and white paper is wonderful and I would be hoarding that it is so inspiring – where did you get it? Thanks so much for a bunch of inspiration this week, really enjoyed them all!

    • Aw, thank you so much for your kind comment about my titles. I love coming up with fun names for them when they’re done. :-)

      As for your question, some of the black and white papers in these collages is from a vintage art magazine, so it’s probably someone else’s abstract art that I’m using. I like them too, and have been saving bits of that article a long time. :-)

  2. Again a most beautiful series Hanna! My favourite is “A Colossal Ambition” for the black and white with that little bit of colour, especially the look/texture of the crayon at the bottom. I also love the ‘sign’ in the corner, a nice tough to put it there and sign your name.

  3. This week I’m visiting my parents at the beach to celebrate Thanksgiving, so the fish in Don’t Count On Me really hooked me! :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us!

    • Thanks for leaving me a comment!

      Michele, I find ephemera and collage papers everywhere and save everything I come across that I like. In these collages you’ll find magazine images, wrinkled brown paper, tape, things I’ve printed from the internet (or photo copied at the office), scrapbook papers, painted papers I make myself etc. etc. Just start looking and you’ll see lots of little bits to save, all around you!

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