Hello ! I am Vijaya. Welcome to my paper collage blog.
Art has always interested me. All kids love to draw and paint. I never outgrew that. I am always sketching, doodling, painting and trying my hand at any medium new to me. Papier mache, glass painting, metal embossing, crochet, needlework, and even digital art using Paintbrush application. I love to try all kinds of art work. My only requirement is the process be pleasurable. And it feels good if the product turns out nice as well ;-)
Many years ago, I had been to an exhibition of collage paintings - it was the first time I had really seen collages. Something about the simplicity of this Art form struck a chord in me and I discovered that it really was my true love. The technique is simple but requires plenty of time. The process is truly enjoyable. (And it is really non-messy - clean fingernails!) Tearing little pieces of paper and gluing them into forms and watching it take shape into an art work. It is amazing. It seems to acquire a life of its own and grow in ways you did not intend when you started the piece.
The material I use is glossy magazine paper on a paper/board base, a synthetic adhesive for pasting pieces on and I seal off with clear varnishing gel for protection. Have a look at my gallery. I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoyed creating it.