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joy working by RichardLeach joy working by RichardLeach
Paper collage and tape transfer on cardboard, about 4.5 x 4.25 inches.

Thanks to :iconkatdiestel: for handwriting.

Kindly featured by :iconizaaaaa: [link] and :iconhummbuzz: [link]
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I have featured this image. [link] :sun:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
:aww:
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:heart:
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a how to guide!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
I think it makes it perfectly clear! :D
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks like an order in this case :-(
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
:(

i suppose there will have to be a compensating collage about NOT working
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh yes. please. do so - sniff
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djailledie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This joy makes me uneasy, as if it was some paid, artificial joy
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yes, it has a certain contrived feeling...
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Working in joy...yes, indeed.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
:nod: I don't put many messages in my pieces - not consciously - but there is one here, the lower right corner, the word "difficulty" cut in two.
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Thanks for pointing that little tidbit out to me, Richard...I would have missed it. :sherlock:
(I have found that collage artists do tend to have a very specific symbolic iconography that can be intimidating to me sometimes...I'm never quite sure what to say). :aww:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Don't worry about it with my stuff, Yvette - I don't even expect stuff like that to be seen, it's just there if someone happens to notice - or if I happen to point it out :aww:

I don't know if you ever read Jean-Daniel's (*djailledie's) comments on my collages - he comes up with interpretations I would never think of!
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I just wandered through some of them...he can be quite funny...I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. :D
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
:D

Good morning, Yvette! Have a good day.
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alisinwonder Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
big smile :D
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
:D thanks, Hanne!
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alisinwonder Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
my pleasure :iconbummyplz:
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:iconizaaaaa:
Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
:boogie:
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All-My-Darkness Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Reds
And glass wine

There's a mix
And a jinx...

Lights on film
(Sometimes tricks)

But give a (woe)man
A pen

And they will feed
Imaginations

For germinations
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
This one makes me smile - I like it.
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All-My-Darkness Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Im glad
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iram Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
wonderful work, in so many levels! :clap:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank you, Ilil!
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
this must be the most visually confused of your works that i remember! very rich.
it provokes an emotional reading from me, maybe precisely because i can't "read" it.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
yes, it's different - i made it slowly for over a week (even though it does not have an enormous number of pieces - some went on and off again) - and it finally seemed done. i'm glad it has a richness :)

look at it side by side with your most recent blog post "psychose" - to me there is surprising similarity!
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
yes, indeed! colors but specially the confusion. maybe mine even more obvious than yours :D
but i named it correctly ;)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
yours is like mine melted.

and of course with your mastery of languages you had the more accurate name :D
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
lol. it's not nice to mock your friends like this, Richard! :no:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
:ashamed:
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
:D
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
:blowkiss:
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Piarvi-Recherreen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
ha ! we were precisely speaking of workaholism lately ... this piece could be an illustration :nod:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
:D yes indeed!
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katworks Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
so good! love it! :worship:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank you so much! :aww:
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
weird, but good!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanks, Isabelle! i had this inspiring piece of cardboard - you can hardly see it any more - but it led in strange directions. it came from ~fredfree not as an art supply but just to protect a book he sent me. i became weirdly obsessed with it :D
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
cool! i do love these package things! i keep em, too! :D
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
i'm glad to hear that, sometimes i feel a little strange about the stuff i hang on to!
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
:aww: you're really not the only one! :D
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
... the handwriting really completes this piece . - Wonder if -what some people call - ( 'joined up letters' will disappear in the near future ? -- is it still being taught ? ( Kat should know )
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanks, Doug, that's what I thought too. Good questions about cursive. Seems to me it would be an immense loss... though I suppose it could be revived as long as people don't altogether stop using pens and pencils to make letters of some kind...
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
... yeah - I guess it has to survive since it can be an art-form . . . . when was the last time you received a snail-mail letter - eloquently written in long-hand :?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
My mother-in-law still writes long letters to my wife in long-hand. I get short scrawled notes from artists I'm exchanging stuff with, but a real letter in long-hand? It's been decades :omg:
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