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As close as the other side.

One of two small collages inspired by unfolding things by my dear friend Hanan, :iconthecollagist:

Paper collage on playing card, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

The other:
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7markus7 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
There is notes and strong colour and form , i like all the abstraction here . Abstraction , usually seen as distanced , and thereīs the text : SO CLOSE , - thatīs the way of poetry - .
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Poetry brings "opposites" together. Thanks!
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martaraff Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Featured here: [link] *
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
The color speaks velocity and impact.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
Nice read of the piece, thanks, ML.
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derkert Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
dramatic and poignant!

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edvard
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Ed, and thanks for that link - wow! We all pick fruit from the same visual tree!
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derkert Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
the big conversation, yeah!
heard "money jungle" in a book shop. Great record!

edvard
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oh man, "Money Jungle" - I have to get that out and listen to it. I think I've bought it two or three times as it's changed formats and been updated with extra tracks. Those three are so good together - Ellington could hang with anybody!
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derkert Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Did you know that Mingus got mad in the middle of the session and was storming out in rage, and that Ellington got down on his knees (metaphorically maybe) and begged him to come back. Ellington!


edvard
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
I know! Ellington wrote that he went and "licked Mingus all over" and got him to return. Noblesse oblige, you know. No one was ever more civilized than Ellington. Mingus could be such a hot head. But what a talent.

Never saw Roach play - glad I saw Mingus (many times) and Ellington (once) before they passed.
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derkert Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Lucky you – never seen Mingus, nor Roach. nor Ellington!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Luck of living in the northeastern U.S. since the middle of the 20th century. I caught just the tail end of the jazz small club scene in the early 1970s before the scene changed and clubs closed - though things may be a little better now, I think there are places to hear the music if one looks.
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wrzosowata-Iro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe you should open? ;)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
:lol:
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farhadb Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
great|abstraction! :thumbsup:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Farhad! :D
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:icondroopingsanityfences:
Oo oo - i like it!
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hey hey - thank you!
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:icondroopingsanityfences:
hey-you're always welcome!
(I am making you some cinnamon bread...)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
:love: how did you know? I have a serious cinnamon jones - can't get enough!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
I am itching to put an upside-down face under the red "hat."
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Resisting urges like that makes me the professional I am :icondamnseriousnodplz:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Really, if I were closer, I would get in the car and drive there right now just to get that face in.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
:lol: You'd have to watch out for those state troopers on I-84 - I can just see you explaining - "I have to draw a face on an ATC in Pike County!" "Yes, ma'am. Would you step out of the car please?"
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
"Um, ma'am? Would you please walk this yellow rubber line?"
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
:iconweedlace:
:iconjellylegsplz:

Have to run, weeds! Strange food deficiency in the fridge and the kitchen cupboards. Catch you later. :wave:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Awesome emoticon-ish-type thing....:jawdrop:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D I only speak pidgin emote, really - but I picked that one up in my travels.

Hey, I was thinking of you yesterday - driving to the store listening to the two CD reissue of the old "The Name of This Band is Talking Heads" records. It's expanded from the first release, and wow is it good. They have to be one of the best bands ever.

:sing: Can't seem to face up to the facts, I'm tense and nervous and I can't relax - can't sleep, bed's on fire - don't touch me, I'm a real live wire...
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TheCollagist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
so many things i like, beyond the lovely red and the great layering.
your approach to closeness ,unlike me, is so intellectual and i love the concept Of "as close as the other side" . of course the folded but glued paper..


a favorite fave :heart:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D when i was making it i thought, "well, i am folding this but i am gluing it down flat!"

the intellect and the heart, always together in each of us, but finding different paths to expression -

warmest thanks to you, ma cher :hug:
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TheCollagist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
always welcome. and thanks for being inspired, if i may say so :)
it's a nice feeling.:D

:hug:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
you may certainly say so :D and my appreciation for "unfolding things" has in fact increased -

more to come i am sure - inspirations, being inspired, everything :heart:
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TheCollagist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
:iconsomeconfettiplz:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
:dance:
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heavycoat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Good stuff.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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WordsAreMyWeakness Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this one.
The boldness of that flat color is so nice.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
Yes, that red/orange really popped against the beige and old paper - I was tearing and folding and trying backgrounds and there it was.
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WordsAreMyWeakness Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
<3. The making of art can be so wonderful and symbolic sometimes.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
:nod: I almost always work freely, without a program, but as I go lots of things come on in. Thanks.
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LizCohn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
nice!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks, Liz! :)
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LizCohn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for ideas on the playing card thing. I'm headed for a vacation and I think about it while I'm gone. I often start with the energy for such a thing and then I get exhausted by it, or simply lose interest.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
You're most welcome, and I hear you - my POV is, no harm in thinking about or even beginning what one doesn't finish. They told us, "Finish everything you start" when we were kids - naaah! Have a good vacation! :relax:
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