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Toasty and Warm in the Studio

December 14, 2010

It’s only 24 degrees at noon here today, but the sun is out so I guess that’s a positive. But tomorrow it turns ugly again — sleet and freezing rain starting early in the morning. ‘Tis the season. But the studio has its very own motel-room-type heater/air conditioner, and that keeps me toasty.

The second day into my studio work week and I’m getting a slow start. There are a few collages from last week that I’m working on putting up in my Etsy shop. That’s a rather time consuming process.

But I’m very happy to report that I just sold three collages last weekend. Theses are the three that sold.

“Passageways 5” – collage, 5 x 7 mounted on 8 x 10 rag paper

“Spirits are Everyday Things” – Collage, Approx. 8 x 8″ mounted on 14 x 11″ Bristol

“A New Path” – Collage, 4 x 4″ mounted on 10 x 8″ rag paper


Here is another new one, though it’s not the torn paper abstract style, but done on a grid. Grid ones are great fun for me, because I’m always thinking of multiple little paintings on the wall, or a quilt where every square is different.

"Twenty Questions" - Collage, 4 x 4"

Still baking bread to keep the kitchen warm. If it’s winter where you are, I hope you’re staying warm too.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2010 2:48 pm

    Congrats on the sales Martha!! Love all three of them!

    Very glad you are staying warm and toasty in your studio. Just went for a brisk walk in between rain storms doing my best to get a bit of sunshine and outdoor exercise! Now to get busy in MY studio finishing up Christmas gifts. 🙂 Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones Martha!!

    • December 15, 2010 1:40 pm

      Thank you, Itaya! Happy Holidays to you too! Outdoor exercise — now that’s something I need!

  2. December 14, 2010 4:07 pm

    Very profound and living. The first one is my fav, you’ve gone beyond something (no words for what).

    • December 15, 2010 1:39 pm

      Eva, thank you so much for that positive response to these. You know your opinion is valued.

  3. December 14, 2010 4:37 pm

    Martha — wonderful collages — especially love “Spirits” — congrats on your sales! And stay warm, too!

    • December 15, 2010 1:38 pm

      Thank you so much, Kelly! Glad you like these collages. I’m enjoying the more abstract ones.

  4. Sandra permalink
    December 15, 2010 2:21 am

    Congratulations on the sale of your collages. They look great and I do like the idea of spirits being everyday things. I do hope that your weather warms up soon. We’re having drought here!

    • December 15, 2010 1:38 pm

      Thank you, Sandra! I like the idea of spirits being everyday things too. I have no idea where that came from, but when it popped into my head I thought “perfect!”

      I would like the temps just a little bit warmer. When the dogs have to go out early in the morning, it’s a bracing experience!

  5. pat q permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:15 pm

    Hi Love, love love the new collages. They look like you used some distressed paper. The concept of the grid collage is new to me and I find it very interesting and thoughtful.
    As usual you inspire me and I thank you.
    Stay warm..its very cold here also. Brrrrr……
    Pat q

    • December 15, 2010 8:44 pm

      So glad you liked these, Pat. I find a grid to be a very fun and comforting way to work. It keeps everything in some kind of control. And yes, I did use distressed and weathered papers in the abstract ones.

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