"Margarita and Marigolds"

"Margarita and Marigolds", originally uploaded by jomoma58.

I wanted to share this recently completed collage/assemblage with you. I still don't know how I got from point A to Point B to ....well, you get the picture. Collage is not an art for the 'linear thinking' (and I am a linear thinker!). This piece has been arrange and re-arranged multiple times over the last year, and then, one day, it was FINITO! I don't know why or how. It can be a frustrating experience, this creative process, but well worth it in the long run.

The photo that I used as the basis for this piece was taken in Oaxaca, Mexico, during Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities. I was traveling with Michael deMengs' group (art workshop) in 2007. The cemetery was beautiful beyond words...candles, flowers, marigold petals everywhere. The marigold petals were laid down in a path to help lead the souls "home", to be with their families...

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  1. i love this piece! also your drawing of your muse in the previous post!

  2. Thank you, Gwen. "Pearl" (my muse) has been on one very long and interesting journey with me!

  3. I love the colors and textures in this margarita and marigolds piece. Just beautiful, Lisa!