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Recently a friend introduced me to the work of mixed media collage artist Susan Farrington. The wonderful sense of whimsy and the unfettered, folky quality of her work, while interesting, failed to inspire me. I’m not a particularly whimsical person. Had I begun rummaging the junk drawer for raw materials, I would only have ended up spending an hour sorting junk.

Robot Valentines by Susan Farrington

Robot Valentines by Susan Farrington

Her site did pique my interest and, hoping for inspiration more in line with my limited skills, I began a search for other collage artists. I found the lovely work of Catrin Welz-Stein: lovely and digital.

Digital I can do.

Memories 2 by Catrin Welz-Stein

Even limited photoshop skills need tending and I decided to try my hand at digital collage. After scavenging the internet for material I got to work.

As I said, I’m not a whimsical person, a character flaw which stunts my ability to create mood or infuse my art with meaning, but at least I made an effort…

Digital collage by Andrea English

Digital collage by Andrea English (From Joszef Borsos “Lady with a Lace Collar”)