Welcome to my blog! I'm a dedicated art dabbler whose motto is: "A Little Color Every Day." Most of my recent postings on this blog are digital collages I've created for various online art challenges. People all over the world participate in these. I use Photoshop Elements 10 for my digital art. I also love to do art journaling (I take Carol Zika's weekly Artful Journaling Class in Columbia); rubber stamp carving, mixed media collage, sketching, Zentangle-inspired art, portrait drawing, decorative lettering, iPad art, and assorted other happy pursuits. I've recently started leading Gelli Plate Printing workshops here in Columbia.
NOTE: All of the artwork posted here is the property of its creator, Sherry Pollack. Please do not use any image unless you have my specific permission. I can be reached at email@example.com.
On a snowy day last week, a large shape in a tree in my front yard suddenly attracted my eye. It was the biggest, fattest, reddest robin I'd ever seen. I honestly did not know a robin could be so plump. I grabbed my phone and took a picture of it through the kitchen window, just before it flew off. Below is the photo (not the clearest, I admit) and a version that I altered to give it a more fanciful twist. Spring is coming!
I have only two excuses for this collage: (1) I probably have a touch of cabin fever due to too much snow and ice; and (2) I attended the first session of a class called "Origins of Jazz" last week, where ragtime was discussed. Basic images (altered by me ) from Google; pattern on dolls is mine. I can't quite decide if they're cute or creepy! What do you think?
For this challenge we were asked to combine two or more pictures. I altered the balloon poster by changing some of the images within it (see if you can find them); added the bunch of balloons; then combined all that with the hot air balloon and planetary background (from an old digital collage of mine). Whew. Now I'm going to sleep.