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Free association.

Paper collage on playing card, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Thanks to the mighty :iconfredfree: for a couple of the scraps.
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:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
I was just looking at this again. Wish I could fave it again.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
I have an answer borrowed from Ulrich because someone said that to him a few days ago - "In your heart, dear, in your heart" :D

And seriously, thanks. It's good to know you're looking again. I try to browse my faves regularly, not just hand them out and move on.

It's also good to look back on one's own work! I think this piece was quite successful.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
It is most successful, and offers up new enjoyment on further perusal. The red bits at the bottom, for instance. They did not really register last time, but this time they definitely did and gave additional enjoyment. That's why I wanted to fave again, in part!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks. The black line that intersects the center of the red heart fragment is amazing - and I can say so myself because it was accidental! And the shape containing the red is rather like a comic word balloon. Plus various ways the white space itself can be read. A lot to see in so small a piece.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I was marveling at those very things as I studied the piece. I love the ATC format for the compression. What's amazing to me is how the viewer can miss stuff that's going on even in such a small space, though, just as I missed things the first time. I guess it's more a function of where the head is than the actual size of the piece.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
I have had moments when I wished I was working at a bigger scale more often. But I think the ATC is like the sonnet of collages - small, classic, and lots going on if one does it right.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
And did you know that, if you wish to mount an Artist Trading Card for framing, there are specially cut 8x10 mats for them now? Very cool! If you are interested, note me and I'll give you the details.
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Ahavati Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
hypnotic, totally. well done.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks very much indeed.
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:iconimpurfect-purfection:
two colors that I absolutely love together and alone: purple and red :love:

You know, I'm still thinking about that collage wall. I'm not too excited bout doing it digitally and having it printed, and at the same time, the traditional collage is always at risk of getting ruined :( Instead of sticking them directly on the wall, I think I'm gonna do it on a massive paper that I can take with me wherever I go :D

I'm sick of leaving my "wall art" behind lol I actually let my id get carried away one day and I painted part of my wall purple with a sponge, and a bit of gold spray paint lol
And in the other appartment [link]

*sigh*
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks!

A great sheet of paper than can move on sometime sounds good.

And I love the wall piece from the old account!
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:iconimpurfect-purfection:
A sheet of paper it is :D would you recommend a specific kind? (Thickness and texture wise) Whatever can be rolled up even after sticking a kazillion collages to it :D

And thank you, you're far too kind :aww:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
Some kind of big sheet of artist's paper maybe. Right, whatever you can find that can be rolled up.

:D
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
South Dakota - I wouldn't call this a southern state :-?
781.919 inhabitants according to wikipedia - it seems that you have to drive a long way to your next door neighbor - good to see that they have a library (and teachers), though - strange ...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
It's South Dakota because it is south of its sister state, North Dakota.

:nod: The population is thinly spread there, as you saw. This was a page from an old book, I suspect the Teachers Colleges are now part of a university system.
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really thin population - I was surprised when I checked it up ...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Uh-huh. I grew up in a state - Maine - with less than a million people (more now) but the Dakotas are even bigger in land area. Well - they're a long way from the east coast where our country's settlement began (with some allowances for Spanish settlement coming up from where Mexico is now in the west). Very desolate, I think. Vast farms, few neighbors, no forest, a few cities.
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fredfree Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
hitting your stride mister!
[glad you could use the stuff.]
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks!

it's good stuff - a couple of pieces of it stare at me every day asking for their turn.

thanks for the fave, too:iconbowplz:
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fredfree Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
must be your space or your face since my stuff still doesn't talk to me here!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
i don't understand that... just a moment, let me ask... uh-huh... yeah... well.

they say they talk to me because you knew what to do without being told!
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fredfree Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
lol! [i still think they like you better because you probably keep them in a nice warm spot or tell them bedtime stories or don't yell at them. not that i do that. that would be wrong.]
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
well... you know... anyone who did yell at them would be just expressing his or her own artistic frustration at the moment... the scraps would understand. after they got over the trauma. hypothetically.
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fredfree Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
yes. hypothetically. otherwise...well.
you're spending too much time with your scraps!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
but they need me... they... what?

they want me to go have lunch!
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derkert Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
so what!


They got heads of their own!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
"so what" - just seeing those words set off that Ron Carter bass riff in my head!
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derkert Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I know – it is part of our heritage!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
I've been listening to old live Coltrane stuff lately too - some new issues of European concerts just came out - and there are several versions of "Impressions" which is "So What" at a super tempo. I never knew that till I read it somewhere a few years ago!
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derkert Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Yeah – the same changes!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
Now that I know it I can hear it!
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CristianoTeofili Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
very elegant :)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D Thank you, Cristiano! And for the fave too!
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Circles do it for me tink!! Great composition and feel to this:)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Steve! And for the fave too. :)
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
:)
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ChemaM Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
love the piece, I like the two cicle scrap very much :)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very kindly! :)
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Kagedfish Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
nicely done!!! I love ATCs!!!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :)
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farhadb Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
southern state teachers collage|!! :thumbsup:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
exactly so :D
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dreamofsammy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
I like it! :)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Jesse, much appreciated! :)
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dreamofsammy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
:)
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claudiamm37 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
free association...hmmm, how does THAT make you feel?


So I see a man who is embarrassed by the orb-esque things above him, cuz he thinks they are..."great tracks of land!" (see Monty Python's Holy grail)....
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Uh-oh - I have never seen that movie from beginning to end! Don't know why. But I get the general idea!
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claudiamm37 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm not a slap-stick, or Curly, Mo and ?, I enjoy less obvious comedy, altho' Monty P. has it's share of 'dumb' comedy, it's pretty sophisticated...like the guy in the field yelling "HELP! I'm being oppressed!" (sorry 'bout the quote), that requires some obscure knowledge of history...I've now turned something funny into a boring monologue...good one Claudia....
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
No problem, I am a deviant who likes talking to a deviant who likes to talk!

Ooooh. Too obvious. Couldn't help it.
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claudiamm37 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
are you getting snow?
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