Eye See You

A grouping of Collaged Eyes using original old maps and papers and top coated with cold wax.

Each measures 8 inches by 8 inches.

Orange Eye

Brimming with tears.

Orange Eye

Eye of Venus

Oh baby you’ve got it, you’re my Venus, you’re my fire at your desire.

SOLD 🙂

Eye of Venus

Mira

Mirame en los ojos y digame porque….

Mira

Starry Eye

Starry-eyed was she, and what, I wonder was the reason. SOLD 🙂

Starry Eye

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6 thoughts on “Eye See You

  1. Question, how do you decide if you’re doing a left eye or a right eye? I always love surfing these works to find words and places on the maps. So once you cut into a map or old document , how do you store the bits of pieces? Do you go by size, colour, type ? This is always a challenge in scrapbooking too. I’ve taken to file by collection. Cheer love xoK

    • Left or Right Eye?
      I look at source pictures of eyes that I think will work for this kind of project and then pick which eye that has the expression, light and shadows that please me the most. I don’t even think about left and right…Now I will!
      Choosing
      I spend a lot of time deciding the colours, tones of the maps for a project, but I also try to choose words and or places that intrigue me. This creates a LOT of scrap.
      Storage
      Filing the left over bits has become super duper tricky and I keep changing my mind. I have at least 35 large vintage atlases. I just keep the uncut maps in each atlas and I used to have one drawer for the bits and pieces… With these new map portraits that is not working at all… just too many precious map pieces. I am currently using 7 large flat stacking cardboard boxes that I use to sort and store according to colour, but I have extra categories like ( the super precious bits category and the marine chart category) I like them sitting open on a shelf so I can rummage around them easily and find the colours and tones I am looking for. This works quite well for finding the maps I need for a given project but by the end of the piece, the scrap ends up all over the floor, table, counter, couch, bathroom? and the entire studio or even house, becomes a huge mess and then I sort them all back into their boxes. I just can’t seem to sort them back as I go because I am too focused on the creative process. I need to find a better way…Any suggestions?

      • Thanks for sharing your current solutions to storage of paper bits. It really is a challenge right? I do tend to spread out too, but not to the bathroom yet, LOL! That’s why I thought I’d pick your brain 😀 Currently, each scrapbook collection I buy gets a clear 12x12x4″ bin, only $4-6 at Michaels. In it goes the paper and all the extra bits like lettering and ephemera. Any bits I’ve cut but have a small piece to save goes into a clear, zippered pouch that I store with the collection. They’re $1 at The Dollar store. If I’ve not purchased a lot of something, I incorporate these 13×13″ white plastic trays I get at The Dollar store for $3.00. I think they’re meant for buffets, but they’re perfect because I can stack work in progress on them too. They’re light and easy to restack when I’m looking for something. I’ve also just ordered and received 13 x 13 heavy plastic envelopes. They’ll fit nicely in my paper cupboard. I label everything with my P-Touch printer. I generally put out everything while I’m working, then have a big clean up before my next project. It can get pretty wild in there, lol!

      • I like the idea of clear pouches and envelopes, I am going to try that for my small stuff like airmile stickers, food stamps, dennison labels…bing! such a sensible idea, thanks Petals.

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