Didn’t I say paper dolls were cool?
When Anto released her first set of printable paper dolls (she just released her second set), I was one of the first, and happiest, one to get my own copy. She is an amazing illustrator, which was the main reason I wanted to get my hands on her work, but this would also be perfect for my sketchbook. Just as much as I love sewing, I also love collecting random newspaper, magazine, or any other paper clipping and storing them in a folder until one day, I lay them all out, cut them up, and put them together randomly. It’s cool to see things come together in a Hannnah Hoch sort of way.
For this page, the elements came together perfectly. A recent article that I saved and also highlighted (I’m such a geek), was from the Wall Street Journal and was about the artist Edward Hopper and current exhibit on his work. As I started to cut the newspaper for something else (there was an illustration on the back of the paper that I initially wanted to use), I realized that this article would be better for my collage. The two, Anto and Hopper, are both artists that I look up to and admire. Their artwork, drawing and painting, is very different than my artwork, sewing, but it is no less inspiring.