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This page is by contributor Teesha Moore. She answers questions about how she chooses text, lettering style and the fact that she considers a page without text unfinished.
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This collage was made by me in college in between homework. One of the things they have you do in art school is to copy other artists work to get started. You can definitely see my influences at this point. I then incorporated candy wrappers and assorted other bits. Ironic now in that I am not such a sweet tooth. I would imagine I liked them based more on color and design rather than meaning. If it were meaning there would be a Pepperidge Farm Goldfish box in there!
Here the collage is in it's natural habitat-my parent's guest room. I would like to point out that the quilt on the bed was my first quilt (after a t-shirt quilt that I made in high school). The blocks that are made from smaller squares of fabric were made by my great grandmother and I incorporated them into this quilt. The bed was made by my grandfather and part of a whole bedroom set. Suffice to say I come from a long line of crafters and artisans.
Whatever your medium is-have a creative day!