Monday, September 28, 2009

Escape from the rat race

I used three sources of paper to make this collage. The blue and red pieces were deconstructed from a booklet of musical notes from 1943 which I found recently in a huge vintage shop in Norway (I'm not very good at currency conversions so I probably paid thousands of dollars for this). The high rise buildings are from a second-hand book on architecture which I got for next to nothing a couple of weeks ago at a mega book sale in Sydney where I was scolded by some random guy for arriving 3 hours after the sale started (this was the first day of the sale and it went on for four more days). The starry sky image inside the boat is from a 1937 volume on navigation which I found a while ago at a Sydney market. The guy who sold it to me looked like a hit man (haggling wasn't an option).

7 comments:

wastedpapiers said...

Lovely! I love your description of where you found things too. Norway is a beautiful place but SO expensive and I can imagine trying to figure out the exchange rate like we did and thinking, o blow it! we are on holiday - hang the expense!

Crafty Dogma said...

Thanks wastedpapiers! It's definitely not a cheap place to visit but I've heard that Iceland is even more expensive.

onehuman said...

I love it! My Grandmother was from Norway, she would tell wonderful stories. Cool collage Dogma

scrapatorium said...

I don't know what's better...the collage or the description!

Crafty Dogma said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comments!

Punwit said...

I absolutely love your explanation, CD!! Anytime we get involved with creative writing (like when each could add a line to a story or poem about the collage) is always a favorite of mine, and I'm glad this theme turned out to be well received by everyone.

Crafty Dogma said...

Thanks Punwit!!!! If only scraps of paper could speak for themselves .......