JazWorks

Jill Zaheer's JAZWORKS: A Tapestry of Mixed Media, Painting, Collaborations, Photography, and Poetry

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Collaging Within Our Imagination

When making a mixed media collage, we use our mind to create an expression of our imagination. There are millions of circuits running wild and at the same time, they are critically focused to get just the right combination of design, textures, colors, flow and most importantly, what we translate from our thought process to our final work.
It's some what like driving through a dark tunnel  full speed ahead with lights shining bright and free flowing thoughts--- 



And as the journey continues....it often becomes blurred.



But within the blur, comes so much joy and fun. It's an exhilarating exploration and total immersion into another place and space without time.

Below are snapshots from the latest piece I'm in the middle of creating.  It's a mosaic of vintage papers, stamp work, acrylics, postage stamps, writings and letters. 







The brown and white script writing section below is from a paper trade with the talented artist Ange whose  website  can be found at:


The next exciting phase to come is--

What my completed artwork will look like.
Stay tuned!





10 comments:

Marit said...

How wonderful to see your process Jill.. marvelous little details all around! I love your explanation on how creating feels... you're so right comparing it with a tunnel. I definitely will 'go for a ride' today as you inspire me! Enjoy your Sunday dear one!

Marilyn Rock said...

Thank you for sharing your process. It's such an artistic journey and this piece just takes me into it. Everything is coming together beautifully! Brilliant! xxoo

Seth said...

A fascinating and oh-so-accurate way to look at the process of creating. And it is always fascinating to see an artwork in progress. Already it looks so detailed, layered, and complex. I cannot wait to see where your journey goes from here.

Caterina Giglio said...

love the way you handled this topic and i think you captured the process so well... wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your painting at Seth's place too...

Gaby Bee said...

I enlarged your photos to get a better look. Your work always has so many intriguing details to catch my attention. You are seriously one of the most creative collage artists around! Very inspiring, Jill!
Thanks for sharing the whole process.

Be good to yourself and enjoy the day! Gaby

Marcia said...

Great collages, Jill! Yeah your road photo is very similar to the one I just posted. Nice to meet you!

steen said...

A new show of creativity at full speed and now with introduction! It is a fascinating creation with mystique and hints – as you always do! Love all the players …the ladies, the letters and money from everywhere and of course the music with Mendelssohn behind it which will make it sweet! Wanted to say some more but Gaby Bee has already said it. The final creation will be great and you are having fun!

Shayla said...

Hi Jill,

You have such beautiful layers in your work.

~*~Patty S said...

fascinating and you really put into words beautifully what the creative process can be like Jilly!

thank you for taking us along on your creative journey...
how interesting and many layered your collage is already...
looking forward to the next stages

Happy October Dear One
oxo

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Jilly, I have not meant to be away for so long... your collages are captivating. I love the images and the touches of turquoise and orange-red. Now I am off to look at your other posts again...
roxanne