Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Something a Little Different.....

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to participate in a group show by Jill Allyn Stafford, a talented collage artist who is now sharing space in my old studio.

The show features ACEOs, which stands for "Art Cards Editions and Originals". The only requirement is they must be 2.5" x 3.5". 

When I was first invited, I almost said "thanks, but not now...." but then I changed my mind. The idea of doing something a little different seemed very very appealing, so I said YES! (Remember, I am trying to do more of that!)

Feeling a little intimidated by the pieces people were posting online, I wasn't sure how to begin. Some people were creating in their regular medium, painting, collage etc. and some were trying new techniques and experimenting with the small size. 

After many false starts, I finally settled on creating digital collages based on some of my Hipstamatic beach photos from last summer. Collage is not as easy as it looks. Placement is everything and since I am usually a "less is more" kind of person, there were times when I completely scrapped what I was doing to try something else.

Once I had my theme, it became a little easier. Beginning with some textured backgrounds, I added my iPhone image and in a couple of cases, text. I also added photos of some shells I took, scans I made of some vintage magnets (see "Happy Thoughts" below), stamps and a couple of other odd things I had hanging around.  I also found a beach ball image online that I used, as well as a few other random items. 

©2014 Dianne Poinski

Here the rest of my "cards":

©2014 Dianne Poinski

©2014 Dianne Poinski

©2014 Dianne Poinski

©2014 Dianne Poinski

If was a fun project and I am happy I decided to say YES!

These will be on display during Second Saturday. Come by if you can!

Note: For more information about ACEOs, click here: Cards


  1. very cool, dianne!
    i used to collage by hand and was shocked at how hard it was. i've been thinking about trying it on my computer and as always, you inspire me to do it, instead of think about doing it. thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks Marie! Keep us posted if you decide to play around with it. This project gave me a ton of new ideas that I can't wait to try. Stay tuned..................