A look inside my creative thoughts

A look inside my creative thoughts

The blog lately has been focused on furniture market trend alerts so I am writing today to show you some things that I have been working on as of late. 

With a long reaching art background I have experimented with nearly every technique under the sun which has led me to my recent creations. As long as I can remember I have been making art but in recent years my creating has become heavily computer oriented. In addition to designing fabrics during the day, I am a freelance designer on the side so I am constantly at a computer and sometimes just need to step away.

With a desire to get back to the physical drawing board and make use of my amazing pens, pencils, markers, and other art supplies I have begun collaging a lot lately. The collages contain an abundance of elements including fabric scans, newsprint, magazine clippings, wrapping paper scraps, pen and ink drawings, and paintings, to name a few. I have quite the obsession with texture and layering so bring on everything that creates more depth and interest! 

Once I have reached a stopping point with the hand done part of my creations I digitize them for further manipulation. The added computer portion really elevates the mixed media pieces to another level. With the use of the computer, I can dig into my endless library of scanned imagery to enhance the artwork. I scan everything I find interesting from the wood grain of tree bark to dye covered towels and magnified fabric structures. 

The featured imagery was created using the same base collage as a springboard. Some have been merged with other complete collages and some are combined with scans of my fluid art pieces. I hope you enjoy all of the color and texture!

 

MMCollageBase
Hand created mixed media collage using newsprint, micron pen, sharpie, magazine clippings, and tissue paper scraps. This is the first step to my mixed media creations

 

Let’s take a look at some of today’s creations!

 

For more where that came from, check out more of work on:

www.kathleenkellycreates.com

https://www.instagram.com/kathleenkellycreative

https://www.instagram.com/kathleenkellycreates

KATHLEEN KELLY

What does it mean to be fascinated by something? Its literal definition means to be attracted to and held attentively by a unique power, unusual nature, or another special quality. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by everything creative. Creativity is my passion and this lifelong fervor has molded me into who I am today. My artistic journey began as an adolescent positioning me on a path that ultimately led me to an education in graphic arts, photography, and textile design. I am driven to making the world a more colorful and exciting place through the creation of my unique visual designs.

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