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Initials (Memory Lane)


I invite you top play the music
while scrolling over this Memory Lane Collage


Memory Lane:
Small Collage with the initials
of my Mom's, my twin's and my brother's last (and my maiden) name:
"PT" Polman Tuin

My Mom, an educated pianist, played this music when we were little kids
Kinderzehnen by Schumann


Planning a collage:
When I plan a collage I try to think how to express its mood.
Establishing a pattern in a collage can be done by including pieces that repeat shapes.
Repeated shapes, tones and colors all set up visual rhythms that create a sense of movement and encourage the eye to "travel" over the piece.
The diagonal shapes give a strong tonal contrast.

2nd picture:
Materials used

Archival paper,
Sheet Music,
Wrapping paper Crate & Barrel
Sand,
Gesso white and black,
Transparent gold,
Acra Gold (orange tone)
Carparol (European medium binder)
Atelier medium binder
Matte Medium (my glue)

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Donna Buckalew-wagner 27 Oct 2011

This is really nice, I'm musical too, I guess you must be...really a good eye you have...

Dennis Knecht 09 Jan 2011

Terrific Olga! Dennis.

Precious Pilongo 24 Sep 2010

What do you do to make a collage

Artist Reply: what do you mean?

Michele Foster 29 Aug 2010

Great mini collage lesson!

Cathy Jones 26 Aug 2010

Fantastic Olga! I especially love the details of your creation :) Beautiful piece! hugs- Cathy