Sandy Hands 11-09-07


Erasor Hands 10-27-07erasor-hands.jpg

Hot Hands 10-26-07


I really enjoy making paper collages using magazine clippings.

Over the years I have made hundreds of Color collages, 11″ x 17″, intended for use as color references and teaching aids. Maggie Maggio first introduced me to intuitive color collaging at a Color Workshop we taught together in 1998 at Ravensdale.

When making these color collages they are most successful when they don’t include faces, allegorical references or attempt to tell a story. In 2001 I spent a delightful week on Whidbey Island making small (5″x7″) collages that did tell a story.

It wasn’t until I’d made nearly fifty of these small collages that I realized that seemingly I was creating a deck of hands= personalized Tarot deck of sorts as a visual journey…which is a great way to spend a few moments each day, making a small quick collage as part of a visual journal.

Dancing Hands


Italian Hands


Spawn Hands


Caviar Hands


Letter Praying


Blue Slide Hands


8 Responses to “Visual Journal”

  1. 1 Kim Cavender October 27, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    I just found the visual journal by accident. I’d never even noticed it before. I love the collages, Lindly, you’ve picked great textures and the colors are wonderful, of course!

  2. 2 PullenCreekGirl November 2, 2007 at 9:33 am

    I really thought your visual journal was most inspiring to look at and to think about as a point of artistic reference for ideas and colors.I was happy that your theme was hands because I love my hands and I treasure having the ability to use them as I get older! I giggled when I saw dancing/Italian/caviar hands because those cards reminded me of a dear beloved friend back home! ( Who is Italian of course! 🙂 )Anyway, thanks for your effort in your visual journal!

  3. 4 Kathi February 12, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    wow, I wonder how I missed your visual journal. I love the collage’s. What a wonderful way to get inspiration!

  4. 5 Mira February 27, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    What a great blog. I like your subject of color and I really like that you share your visual journaling. It’s very inspirational.

  5. 6 Kris Cahill March 2, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Fantastic work and oh so inspiring. It’s been years since I made a collage, but I feel a pull towards it again after seeing your wonderful collages here. Lovely!

  6. 7 Aidera-online September 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Aprendi mucho

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