Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nine Out of Ten Like More Free

More Free, 8 x 8", ©2011 K. Hambric

Nine out of Ten, 6 x 6", ©2011 K. Hambric

Two new pieces now in my Etsy shop.

Several months ago, I went to a small collage making party. Everyone contributed bits and pieces, papers and catalogs. One interior design magazine caught my eye. I flipped and flipped, yet everything seemed too perfect, too glossy. Then one of those damn inserts fell out.  Every time you open a magazine, a flurry of these things fall out. I hate them!!! Well, I used to hate them!!!  I fell in love with them!!!  Now, I collect them.  They are the basis of both of these pieces and a few others that I have not yet posted. I especially love those black bars that are printed below the no postage if mailed in the United States square.  Black and white together really catch my eye.

And they only get better when they tell me in large letters to SUBSCRIBE NOW!

And junk mail!  I'm beginning to look at junk mail in a new light.  My scissors are never far away.  Must go cut.  Bye.


Dr. Monkey said...

I love your collages.

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

What a riotous, hilarious and heartwarming post!!! I hate those damn inserts too, falling out all over the place! I have longed for a creative urge take over when seeing the junk mail pile up....surely there must be something I can do with it, but nothing has yet surfaced....bravo to you for recognizing your love of junk mail and how it can inspired new work...these pieces are wonderful! More than anything, I am very happy to hear the delight and renewed energy coming from this post...you've needed this lift! Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

I want to say how nicely your website and blog are designed...I'm new at getting mine together, so am aware of the work you've done to get such good results! My Best, joni

Jen Kershner said...

That is awesome! I have a thing for security envelopes. I save them. One day I might even do something with them!

Susan said...


You are full of wonderful ideas. I wish there were some collage making parties around where I live. Your pieces are great.

I will have to view junk in a new way when I go to recycle.