It hasn't been a terribly creative time lately, but I have managed two collages. As always, I came up with a line of text inspired by each photograph and added it to the collage.
"She sang the faeries to her, with a voice of nectar and thistles."
When I came across this antique photo in London's Spitalfields Antiques market, I knew I had to use it in a collage. It's the first I've used with an animal in it, and only the second with a man rather than a woman or girl.
In both collages, I collected the flint pebbles from Brighton beach last month. Also the mermaid's purse. The shell is from a beach on a Danish island. And the piece of sea pottery from the lovely etsy shop: North Sea Treasures.
"They combed the shore together, looking for the water sprites they knew lived amongst the shells, pebbles of flint, and mermaids' purses."
Your collages are beautiful Lynn,it's so interesting how you bring past and present together. Now..... a mermaid's purse....this is something to look out for!ReplyDelete
Happy festive season!
Thank you, Ruby!Delete
Wishing you a wonderful Yuletide!
Very neat. That dog must have been very special to be included in the photo. Antique photographs with animals are actually quite rare!ReplyDelete
You're right, Grace, it's very unusual for an animal to have been photographed. They don't sit still for as long as it would have taken for the photograph to have been taken!Delete
Hi Lynn, it's Kate from the now defunct Kit and Kaboodle (blogger won't let me access it any more for some reason) - anyway I just wanted to say how much I love the lines of text you come up with, somehow they bring each collage to life in their own unique way. Lovely stuff!ReplyDelete
I was wondering why your blog hadn't shown up on my feed for ages.
Thank you for your kind words!
Hope all is well with you. Wishing you a wonderful Yuletide!
I love both of these! Especially the man and dog because men are so often left out of dreaming and poetry. It is a good match! xReplyDelete
Thank you, Minerva! I was strangely drawn to that one, and you're right, men and animals are so often left out of such things. I hope to find more the next time I'm in London : )Delete