I've had Jeannie Baker's wonderful picture book Millicent out of the library (how could I resist with that name?) and it has inspired me to do some collage. I was lucky enough to see one of her dioramas at a children's book illustration exhibition I went to in Melbourne last year - it was one of the illustrations from The Hidden Forest.
I had a whole lot of old magazines sitting around so I chopped them up and made these funny ladies, with some ink drawing and watercolour to finish them off. They're stuck onto watercolour paper backgrounds.
It's been a bit like playing paper dolls...today they even tried on each other's clothes!
I've now got a collage envelope in my art supplies chest of drawers and plans to make a whole lot more collages!
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