My Summer Fun Collage is in Somerset Studio Magazine!

somerset_coverI was pleasantly surprised last week when I received a contributor’s copy of the July/August 2012 copy of Somerset Studio magazine.  One of my collages appears on page 121.  I love how this piece turned out, and am so pleased it was selected!


The central image is from my collection of vintage images, and I adore this photo.  It reminds me of some of my dear art friends and of all the fun we have when we get together.  We share, listen, create, explore and LAUGH, and I’m so lucky to have these wonderful women in my life.  I wrote the text on the collage with them in mind.

“Merriment sparkled in the summer sky. Their hoots and howls of laughter floated on the breeze and brightened the day, like the twinkling stars that light the night…”

I’m definitely a fan of mixing text into my artwork, which is no surprise since I’m big into art journaling.  This collage also features some of my other “collage standards” like a clean, uncluttered layout, a limited color palette, a variety of materials, and a “frame”.  If you’d like to read a post on my Collage Basics please click here.

Here are a few simple shots of the collage – photos I took with my iPhone before the collage headed out the door to the publisher.


If you come across a copy of the July/August issue of Somerset Studio I hope you enjoy taking a peek of my collage. I sure had a wonderful time dreaming it up and creating it!

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted July 3, 2012 at 9:35 am by Terry | Permalink

    Woo-hoo!!! Awesome, Melody – congratulations!

  2. Posted July 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm by Jo Murray | Permalink

    Congratulations… well deserved. I love the uncluttered look.

  3. Posted July 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thanks so much!

  4. Posted July 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you for your comment – so kind of you!