Wednesday, June 21, 2017
It has been two years since I first encountered Jacki Long's "stamp people." I was utterly charmed from the very start, and I couldn't wait to imitate her style. But the idea must have needed time to ferment deep inside of me, because I couldn't seem to act on my intentions.
Two weeks ago, I was dusting off a stack of stamp albums that remained from a long forgotten childhood passion. This led to the merciless culling of a box full of cooking magazines I'd meant, but failed, to throw into the recycling bin.
Suddenly, the time was ripe, and stamp people collages began popping out of me at the pace of one a day. It has been LOADS of fun.
The postage stamps themselves are rather boring as stamps go, but the men depicted on them rightly earned their places there, and their stories and characters are fascinating. So here I present to you my first crop of stamp people collages. From the top: Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, John Muir, Albert Einstein, and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Many more are on their way. Prints are available from my RedBubble portfolio.
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Love these so much, what a brilliant up-cycle of stamps and and old magazines.ReplyDelete
You are very kind. The technique and materials are accessible to anyone, and it's just a matter of finding a subject that grabs your heart. It really is fun.Delete
These are so wonderful Debbie, I love every one! Charming is my best description, and I love work when it surprises me & also when you can tell the artist was having fun! Win - win!ReplyDelete
Your blog has been a great example for me, Jacki. Thanks bunches and bunches!Delete
You did a great work here!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eva!Delete
Such a marvelous idea and the firsts of a very long series I am sure.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Therese. I hope I don't run out of inspiration as long as I have stamps. I have a LOT of stamps.Delete
I do like the one with Churchill.ReplyDelete
Debbie, this are so good. LOL.ReplyDelete
I'm glad they make you laugh. :)Delete
These are brilliant, I especially love JS BachReplyDelete
I'm so glad you like that one. Can you tell I made his body from a picture of a lobster claw?Delete
WHOA!!! These are wonderful. I have been making stamp heads for years -- but stamp people? Very cool. So glad I found your blog (from Limner's post with a link)ReplyDelete
Thank you very much. I should have noticed Limner's post myself, but I missed it. So glad you told me!Delete