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More Collage with Ephemera

September 30, 2009

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Above: another page spread from my "Ephemera" journal of February 2000.

I took a moment to review this journal for its nostalgia while scanning the spread I showed you yesterday. Before leaving this journal I thought I would share the above spread. These two weeks in February 2000 I was a bit annoying, to say the least. I gathered ephemera everywhere. Here I ventured into Dick's study, which always has the appearance of mess, but from which he can find the smallest thing immediately (go figure.)

Since the room contained his ephemera I couldn't just walk away with anything I wanted, but I did manage to get him to part with a couple labels. And I took photos on out-dated Polaroid film (which I found in the basement fridge—more ephemera of a sort.

The entire spread is covered with a sheet of Bugra, as described yesterday.

Because of the variety of subject matter and technique in this journal it is one I always take with me when I'm teaching. (It saves me taking 20 journals, each with perhaps only one collage.) Children especially get a kick out of the title.

On this spread I also wrote down the conversation Dick and I had as I scavenged. It reminds me of how snotty I am, and how patient Dick can be.

Go on an archaeological adventure in your home or studio and see what turns up.

    • Donna
    • September 30, 2009
    Reply

    I think Dick is a keeper and he let you have some good stuff too.

    • Roz
    • September 30, 2009
    Reply

    He is, and he always brings home odd little bits and pieces for me to ooh and aah over.

    • Christina Trevino.
    • September 30, 2009
    Reply

    Roz, my eyes did a double take at the title, haha.
    SO…a klepto? A magpie? a gatherer? And a gleaner, I bet!

    • Roz
    • October 1, 2009
    Reply

    Yep, I’ve always been a magpie. Odd things attract my attention. I even made a basket with junk from a crow’s point of view. Dick just generates a lot of paper! More paper than I think I generate, and that’s a lot.

    • Christina Trevino.
    • October 2, 2009
    Reply

    I’d love to see a pic of the basket. I love crows, and I am a collector of all kind of trash, papers and books.

    • Roz
    • October 2, 2009
    Reply

    Christina, you can see the basket on my website
    https://rozwoundup.com/BG302.html

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