Monday, January 10, 2011

New Work - BE Assertive Collage on Canvas

BE Assertive
By Tiffany Teske
Collage on Matboard and Canvas

I don't have any trouble being assertive but it may be something some of you are wanting to be as this new year begins... This may look familiar to you. I wrote about when I told you about teaching a children's collage class at my local library. I often work on my pieces in a couple of stages. I will create something, then look at it for a long time, and finally decide how to finish it, after reworking it once or twice.

About BE Assertive

This piece started off as a demo that I made for a class I was teaching at the Banff Public Library. The class was for kids aged 6 - 10. I was inspired by the book, 1 2 3 I Can Collage, by Irene Luxbacher. It is a wonderful book and there is a colorful collage much like this on the cover. I really enjoy working with circles and was struck by how this was such a professional looking piece, even though it is in a book for 4 - 7 year olds. I showed the book to my 4 year old daughter and she made a lovely piece that I also showed the kids in my class. The collage I created is on matboard and was unfinished, as far as being a complete piece. My main goal was just to have a visual, aside from the book, to inspire my students. Thanks to the Cloth Paper Scissors button challenge, I got out this piece and decided to finish it. I mounted the matboard on a canvas that I collaged with a sewing pattern. I then handsewed vintage buttons below the collage. This piece is made from a sewing pattern, decorative paper, vintage sheet music, a fortune cookie fortune, and vintage buttons. It is 10x12".


Kate said...
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Kate said...

Tiffany, I love this! I don't know if you remember this, but my family is very musical. My mom plays the piano and loves all classical music, plus she is a Pisces and loves fish. Would you ever sell something like this in your etsy shop?

Anonymous said...

FUN! I am a homeschool mom with four little ones and hadn't crossed the collage bridge yet. You have certainly inspired a future art project:)
Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany Teske said...

Thanks, Kate! Of course now we have chatted on FB about it and I am thrilled that you want to give it yo your mom!! You know what I mostly remember about being at your house was staying overnight and watching the Monkees... LOL!

Jolybla, thanks for your comment. I am very happy I have inspired you to do this as a homeschool activity with your kiddos. That's great! I would love to see the results... will you post them on your blog? I am off to check it out...