Friday, August 17, 2012

Dia de los Muertos Catrina Collage

Anyone who has been reading this blog for any amount of time knows two things about me.
1. I love Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, and I find Catrinas so beautiful
2. I get really bored doing things the same way more than a few times.

So what I needed to do was make a collage that was really different (in this case, she's sitting on an over-sized chair) and I wanted to include my passion for Day of the Dead imagery.

 

What do you think?


Different good? Too weird?


My favorite parts are her collar bones (first time and I love them!), her necklace and the fact that she isn't a waif. This girl is stacked! *grin*


It's making me pretty happy. I'm really enjoying branching out and the challenge of trying to make new, more difficult poses. I tell you, any collage artists out there - go buy yourself a bridal magazine. They're AMAZING inspiration.

I'll be adding this to my Etsy shop. It'll be $50 and you can contact me directly if you'd like to purchase it before it's listed.

P.S. Did you see the texture! Love it!


9 comments:

Karenliz said...

WOW This is fantastic. I love it. It is not weird!

Tina said...

I think this is really cool! The collar bones are a neat addition, and I love that the word "kind" stands out a bit on her throat.

I dabbled with paper people (what I call them) a while ago and really enjoyed them but I got distracted by other artistic endeavors. Your blog has inspired me to incorporate my paper people into my altered journals.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Carmen said...

She's my favouritest of them all by a mile!

Debbie, said...

You know I am over the moon with this creation. I suggest you make more. Do what you feel like. And I think you already know that I want to buy it. Oh yes. And thank you!

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Jane Wetzel said...

FABULOUS NICOLE :) I love day of the dead too...my sis lives in new mex and I buy so much of it when I am there!

Danielle Weiss-Raichel said...

Very good Nicole! I love it! Your so talented!

Juls said...

Hi Nicole

I have been M.I.A in blogland recently, and now doing a major catch up to see how everyone is getting on, hopefully life is settling into a more normal rountine now&I can get back to visiting more regularly again. I have loved having a good look round your blog to check out all I have missed,Loving all yo journaling pages, very insirational!! I am on an art jounaling class this week, so excited !! Hugs Juls

rdwoodard said...

I just love this!

-Roberta