Saturday, March 13, 2010

ICE # 13- Ripple Effect and a special GIVEAWAY

I've finished all of my collages for the 2010 International Collage Exchange! I am feeling so pleased with myself! I love the look of the completed series, I love the feeling of satisfaction I get when I look at each one and I am really looking forward to seeing the ICE exhibition on line.  You can see the complete collection on Lucky Dip ICE. You can see number 13 below.


ICE  2010# 13.
Series: Chain Reaction.
Title: Ripple Effect.

I'm not loving the photo but I am loving the collage! I'm loving the ripped circles and just know that you'll be seeing more of these! I uses various sized bowls and lids to rip around so it's just like ruler ripping but round. Why havn't I thought of that before?? I was so involved in making sure I got the series completed last night (co-incidently 3 months to the day from when I started. The 13th collage was also completed on the 13th day of the 3rd month...anyone here into 3's? )
I've wandered off...sorry. Ripple Effect is one of the first concepts that I came up with when I originally brainstormed the ideas I had for the series. We all create ripples, some fade away quickly others are ever increasing. They are the chain reaction. As I've said so many times before we all need to act respectfully and consider the chain reaction of each of our actions. They all count. Our planet and our own survival are dependant on it. We are imperfect beings, I don't claim to be otherwise. I drive a car, I smoke(!) I create rubbish each day I'm alive...but I try. I try to change what I can and have the smallest footprint I can and hopefully it's enough. It's what we do collectively that counts and I think my series has reflected that. I am happy and I hope you've enjoyed the journey with me. I have certainly enjoyed having you all along on it!



To celebrate I've created a small collage titled ' Ripples" which I am giving away to one lucky visitor. All you have to do is leave me a comment here or on the Lucky Dip ICE blog before the 23rd (another 3 in the 3rd month of the year...what's with these 3's!?) and if your name is randomly chosen  (a lucky dip of course) it's all yours!
I've used many of the same elements that I have in the other collages, just smaller. This piece is 14cm x 12cm, the rest are 30cm x 21cm. Come celebrate with me!

If you havn't done the exchange before but have been thinking about it I fully reccomend giving it a go. 13 collages sounds like a lot but you have until March 2011 to get them done for next years exchange so it's not that big a task really:) If your still not sure then please check out my Lucky Dip ICE blog and see the slideshows of the collages I have recieved in the past 2 years. You know you want some too:)

16 comments:

Penny said...

I love the thought of ripping around a bowl, The effect is fantastic. Must try it.
Would love to be in your give away, off to look at the ICE blog.

Ruth said...

I really like how you have incorporated the idea of ripple effect into your art work and bird nests (^_^)

Renee Howell said...

Thanks for the tip of ripping around a bowl, lid, etc. Beautiful collages. Colors are lovely. Will check out the ICE blog!

Beth Tyrrell said...

Your work is beautiful!

La Dolce Vita said...

oooohhh spectacular of course, love these pieces and the circles are wonderful!

Mick said...

I'm in! Everybody loves FREE! :)

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Hi Lisa: My ICE link is a public link on facebook. If you need to know more than that maybe you can email me at coachleslie @ olypen.com

The Green Stone Woman said...

Oh please, Lisa, let me win it. I would appreciate it so very much!!!

Kim said...

What a fitting end to a great collage series Lisa, well done! I look forward to viewing the online collection when it goes up. Love what you have done with the circles here and the series overall!

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

I have enjoyed seeing your collages since I am unable to participate in ICE this year. This little giveaway collage is a real treasure!

deb said...

brilliant, I feel there will be many circles appearing all over the art-iverse and all thanks to you! I love these, and I hope I win!!!

Seth said...

The concept of ripples is quite interesting and you have captured it so well in both these collages. Sign me up for the giveaway. I would love to own an artwork of yours!

John M. Mora said...

nice ice, cubed

alteredbits said...

i have a thing for 13s, personally. my web design business is called digit 13. ;) and i was ALMOST your 13th comment. poos.

i LOVELOVELOVE what you have done for your 13th magnificent collage. i'm totally doing ICE next year and am very disappointed that i was unable to participate this year. what a thrill it would have been! i love all of your collages and all of your thoughts and meanings behind each one. i also love your small collage and would love to be tossed into the virtual hat!

hugs to you, sweet lady!

xx

bad penny said...

never ripped round a bowl before but will be trying it now !
You know they say, " three is a perfect number " but I'd always choose four for luck. However - three works in art and gardening - always plant in threes

Fun With This and That said...

I't great LauraQ