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“Thread”  Mixed Media. Oil.  Tea bag and found object collage on Pannelli Telati panel – 8 x 10 inches.   I have been intrigued by the classes Roxanne Evans Stout from  rivergardenstudio.typepad.com/is teaching called, “The Thread That Weaves.”  I think her ideas became  the inspiration behind this little painting, so I just called it “Thread.”  If you take a moment and view her website to read about the classes she has created using found materials to make beautiful little artist books you will probably surely get inspired too!

I painted the figure some time ago on a large manilla tag (7.5 x 3.5 inches), knowing I would use it for  collage eventually.  I glued the tag to the panelli panel, and then began adding other papers.  I added the very fine copper wire from some kind of electronic component I found.  The wire was so fine I had to twist several threads of it together for visibility.  The leaf is one I saved from last fall – I always save a few and dry them in my big Shakespeare book so I know where to find them when I need them!  The hand comes from a sheet of handmade paper stamped with them, which I purchased from some flea market or other.  I’ve used them several times and will miss them when they are used up!

detail of face

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7 responses »

  1. What a lovely face she has. The wiry thread is such a wonderful touch to the overall piece, I love how you put these together, it’s truly inspired! Thank you for the link, will go explore.

  2. Thank you, Judee. Always nice to hear from you and your comments are so very appreciated!

  3. Olivia!! This is beautiful, I love that you were inspired by my workshops and made this piece from that inspiration. I love your thread… and the autumn leaf and the wistful, daydreamy face… happy november to you…
    roxanne

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