Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday's Treasures

On Tuesdays we provide our Faculty an opportunity to feature the talented work of some of our students and friends. You may see a display of creative Photoshop work, their beautiful photographs or an interesting story about an individual’s meaningful contribution to his or her community, country or the world.If you have memories, old or new, you would like to share, send them to me at

Nine Square Novelty

This week we are featuring the work of five of my Collage Class students. The assignment was the same, but the results as usual were as diverse and interesting as the students themselves.

I love the Fall! If we keep our cameras with us, we can get some wonderful pictures this time of year. Tom Whitman and his wife took a trip to the Ozarks to see the color and returned with the lovely pictures collaged in the image you see below.

And how about this one. I didn’t realize that we have a butterfly pavilion in Ft. Worth, Texas. That is where Barbara Maimbourg went to gather these delicious images.

And of course the nine square template lends itself to pictures of loved ones. Ed Relder did this charming image using his great grandchild as a model.

Below Alyce Fisher features her son at his graduation. This is a really effective way to present a series of pictures of the same subject. If you had these as individual pictures you might quickly thumb through them, thinking they were pretty much the same. But the nine of them, gathered in one place, along with the text, present an image of a very special moment in time.

And how about this one that Karen Barnett came up with?! It is the The Cullen Family from the movie Twilight. But isn’t this a great idea. I was thinking how much fun it would be to do a collage like this with family members gazing out of the squares and put the family crest in the center square.

As always I am struck by the ability of our age group to continuously create unique images. When we get that technical skill in place, we're dangerous!!

Marcel Proust said, “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

Special thanks to Tom Whitman, Barbara Maimbourg, Ed Relder, Alyce Fisher and Karen Barnett for their contributions to Tuesday's Treasures.

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