i’ve actually done lots this week! it’s nice to be properly productive and actually feel useful. i think the nicer weather has definitely helped. even if i don’t go out all day, just it being lighter makes me feel better and more positive. i’ve actually done a lot more than this this week but i don’t want to bombard you all with photos.
at the beginning of the week i found these fantastic opera glasses/binoculars, an articulated wooden hand (minus the thumb) and this cute little golden bowl. i was a bit disappointed at the hand being thumbless, but it was reduced to a price i could easily afford, which is a lot less than buying one new.
the golden bowl i’m going to speckle the inside with some black or dark grey paint, which i think will make it look just that bit more special. so nice to add your own touch to things, isn’t it!
i just love this vintage french orange bottle i won from vintage actually via peta’s vintage boutique. i’m forming quite a bottle/jar addiction so this is a perfect addition to the collection.
on monday i went to cosmeston lakes with my sister. it was a lovely sunny day, and it was so nice to go out somewhere different and take photos. i really wish i had a bike so i could go out and explore for for free and take photos.
i also made some collages! more will be on the way, and some originals will be added to my etsy shop, as well as prints from society6.
welcome to the third installment of friday florals! what do you think so far? have you had any particular favourites?
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have you seen the collages of anthony zinonos? i hope so! he’s been a favourite of mine for years, and was one of the first people i discovered when i first started getting into collages so he and others have been such an inspiration to me.
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so, today i made some collages that i feel happy sharing. just lately i’ve been feeling a bit ..i don’t know how to explain it ..not uninspired, but more unsatisfied with the collages i’ve been making, which is why i’ve not been sharing them as i usually do. i think i’ve finally gotten over that now though, so i made a couple today, and here’s the two i like best:© laura redburn / cardboardcities 2013
they’re more about playing with shape and colour than anything else, as i love making colour combinations, and i’m growing more and more fond of a minimal look. what do you think?