|©Kathleen O'Brien, Always Merry and Bright, 24x12", mm collage|
Imagine my surprise when my latest and favorite collaged drawing, always merry and bright, was attracting attention recently at KY Crafted; the Market. It seemed too abstract to have appeal, but i really wanted to show it, and put it right up front where i sat next to my work area.
The phrase always merry and bright was Henry Miller's life-long mantra, and one I adopted since visiting Big Sur.
Did any one have to write out 100 times in school, "I will not..."? This collage series has always merry and bright written hundreds of times as the first layer. It just made me feel good to write with my fountain pens, and once done the next layers kept laying down one on top of the other.
|©Kathleen O'Brien, Always Merry and Bright, detail|
|©O'Brien's booth at KY Crafted: the Market 2011|