J's Blog (5)

Remedios Varo- Have you heard of her?

Sure you've heard of Dali, Miro, Kahlo, and Magritte but how about Remedios Varo?

She created some of my favorite surrealist images. Slowly I am incorporating some of her pieces into my collages for you, my IUOMA friends. I bumped into her work long ago when I studied in Mexico. Hope you can check out her stuff and can tell me what you think. 

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Added by J on June 21, 2018 at 7:22pm — No Comments

A thing for poppies! What's in your garden?

California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) is a species of flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family, native to the United States and Mexico.

Every spring (now around February instead of March/ April) these gorgeous flowers appear in many Los Angeles gardens including mine. Heck, you see them sprinkled by the freeways, sidewalks,…

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Added by J on May 31, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

TJ stickers - What do you upcycle?

Don't you just love using things you have around you? And sharing it with others? 

I hope the way I use these TJ stickers in my mail art make you smile.  

*** TJ is short for Trader Joe's which is a franchise grocery store in the United States. At TJ, it's a daily tradition of giving out free stickers to "kids" (of all ages) as they exit the store. Over the…

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Added by J on May 31, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

Thanks Mim

Added by J on May 24, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

IUOMA here I go!

Are you a newb like me? Or have you been part of IUOMA for years? 

Here's to  possibly exchanging mail! 

This collage took a while to come out of me (to materialize physically) and it's not yet done. 

I see a lot of collages being exchanged here in IUOMA and it is not a medium I've ever done too much. I know I can share paintings, drawings,…

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Added by J on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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