Collaging my way to inspiration

August 8th, 2016Posted by Nancy

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In keeping with the visual inspiration theme, here is a collage I created at the recent “Hello Dali” surrealism collage night at Spadina Museum.  I used some scrapbook paper, Egon Schiele postcards from a set I bought while working on A Terrible Beauty, images provided at the event, and phrases from the incredibly cool card I received from my sister. (Sadly, I’ve yet to find a way to use the option for “new war elephant” – but I will. If you acquire a new war elephant, please let me know and I’ll send you a handmade congratulatory card.)

The images represent the main characters from the work-in-progress: Erzabet, Leontine and Vedette.

The night included a tour of the house, which I had also toured as part of my Terrible Beauty work (researching that book was really hard, I must say), plus some delicious lemonade and raspberry fool.  If you’re in Toronto, you should definitely visit this museum, which is both grand and comfortably homey.

Thanks to Spadina Museum for putting on such an interesting event and to my friend Gillian for going with me.

On another note, I am excessively proud of myself because I’ve managed to upgrade my WordPress for the first time ever on my own. Small things make me happy…

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