Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Everything at Once



I approach most of my collage work with a clear plan in mind. However, this collage developed on its own, a little at a time. I approached it in an experimental way...try this, add that and pretty soon the collage began to dictate the direction it would take.

I was inspired by the wonderful vintage book cover that serves as the base and can be seen peeking out from under the ephemera. Another twist for me is using original ephemera for this piece, as opposed to copies. The book cover seemed to call for the originals; a postcard, ledger paper, photograph and library circulation card.

The collage became an homage to women who try to be everything to everyone. A habit, I'm sure, of which most of us are guilty.

Available in my Etsy shop. **SOLD**

© Nancy Lefko

13 comments:

paperdreamer said...

Isn't that the truth ... trying to be everything at once ! Love it .

suepelletierlaughpaint said...

nancy...love it!!! story of my life!!

Renée Gandy said...

" homage to women who try to be everything to everyone. A habit, I'm sure, of which most of us are guilty. "

so true..so true..you captured it beautifully.

Silke said...

Love it! Your collages are so inspiring! Love all the layers...:) Silke

PCarriker said...

I can so relate:-) Lovely work Nancy!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Isn't it so freeing to work in this fashion? I try to do it every so often, as a creative exercise.
Great piece Nancy. Thanks for sharing.

ArtSnark said...

great piece, Nancy. Sounds like many women I know!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Nancy! Thank you so much for your comment in my blog and I am so excited to be apart of Creative Workshops---although it's a bit scarey!! Yikes!!
I love your collages and this one today is so true. I also love the "Cocktail Lady--have a drink on me. Love her!

sketched out said...

Brilliant collage! I love how you describe how it comes together. That's how it sometimes works with my drawings. Or I should say, I love it when that happens, when they take off and direct YOU. When I try to force things, it's never as much fun or as successful.

QueenBe said...

Nancy this theme definitely rings a personal bell... love the way your mind works!

Terri Kahrs said...

After seeing this beautiful piece, today my mantra will be "Trust where you are being led!" Love the message too. This piece is a superb tribute to women! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Rose said...

Super piece and so true!

Fannie said...

Hi, Nancy. Popping in to say hi and see your latest works. All beautiful and inspiring. Must feel wonderful to let serendipity play with you. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.