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Chance and Change by RichardLeach Chance and Change by RichardLeach
yes and no

Paper collage, 2.5 x 3.5. inches
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blame-the-messenger Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
cool!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D thanks! this is one of my own favorites.
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I really like this!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Well, thanks!
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KatDiestel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
i have put this piece of yours into my journal [link] :rose:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
:dance:
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
there is no harmless fun - this is a misleading card, Richard :nod:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
:lol:

well, it is not intentionally misleading, the little card is doing the best it can!
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
those little cards. they are good fellows and the try so hard ...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
mmm hmm. the best of them get to be seen all round the world, it makes them so happy...
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I am always glad to see little cards happy ...
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conatgion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
safe and harmless are rarely fun, but chance and change never are.

a chinese eagle and an easy paradox :hmm: but technically the middle is marvelous indeed
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
yes, there's a lot going on in the interplay between those two phrases.

good eye to pick up the chinese eagle, and thanks for the comment about the middle.
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fredfree Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
marvelous mash-up.
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you sir! and for the fave too.
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:iconmirlimi:
mirlimi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
I find this illustrates perfect political irony. Or Maybe I am seeing too much in this one. Great stuff anyway!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
There's no such thing as seeing too much in a piece like this! Thanks very much!
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:iconmirlimi:
mirlimi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Thank you !
I definitely get addicted to your collages (and to collages in a more general way). I would love to have the sparkle and be able to put together some pieces as you do.

Is it a lot of practice or a way of life ???
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
More thanks. I think technically doing these has taken practice - getting a feel for how different papers act, how things look when they're put together a certain way, what kinds of distressing are possible. But visually and practically it's a way of life - always seeing little pieces that might fit together, having a desk covered with scraps, seeing key pieces, looking around and experimenting till a collage is done. I always have several started, in different stages on their way.
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mirlimi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
'Having a desk covered with scraps', yes this certainly helps creating opportunities.
I remember a conversation with a friend. I was telling her that strict order is death and some relative amount of chaos is the proof of life (on a desk or elsewhere).

Cheers,
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
"strict order is death" - absolutely true. It can even be beautiful, like a gem which has all its atoms in a perfect crystal lattice - but a gem is not alive!

:)
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mirlimi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Yes, I like the comparison to gem...

Cheers,
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Tink.. Another great image your latest stuff is a lot more 'come and get me' :)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Steve! Yes, I'm in some kind of phase here - and quite happy with the recent work myself. I'm not really sure where it comes from - except that it comes from the incredible scrap pile on my desk :lol:
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
keep on = Scrapping!!
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
chance and change - those two go together well. change is risky and exciting. but safe and harmless fun? it's kinda like safe sex, who wants it? :lol: ok I'm being silly now o_O it happens to me when I'm bored and tired, like now.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
:lol:

It's when they start telling you that something is safe, harmless fun that you have to be careful!
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
:giggle: of course, otherwise why would they take the time to specify it?
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
And the noble seagull presides over it all. Wonderful work.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, weeds. It felt right.
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KawaiiCheruChan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome :D

I feel all adventurous now :giggle:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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KawaiiCheruChan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Youre very welcome :D
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privatedanser Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
nothing harmless can be any fun at all !
or am i missing something ? :O
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
well, that scrap may not know what it's talking about - they don't always :giggle:
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privatedanser Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
:)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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farhadb Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
i like what you do with the words!|it makes me to use my mentality! but still complicated!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks for that great comment, Farhad!
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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Writer
how true. and the best kind, too.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D
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KatDiestel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
perfect!
"Oh!"
fun
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks, kat! and for the fave too.
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Alohavera Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
beautiful. wanna pack my bag and enter the next plane now. :aww:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Wings for all of us.
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Harmless my ass.
That is the reason to LIVE! :D
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yes! :D
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