Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Pig Song"


"Pig Song"
"NEVER TRY TO TEACH A PIG TO SING, IT WASTES YOUR TIME AND IT ANNOYS THE PIG"
I posted this piece a few days ago, and I was not happy with the photo, so I took it down. And now here it is again, a little bit better image.

The piece is constructed in a small cabinet door found at Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  I used several layers of hand made papers on the front. On the back, I used various papers and images as well as Mexican Lotteria cards and other bits. Scrabble tiles spell out the quote, with a trio of dancing pigs, who appear to be singing.  (click on image to enlarge)

10 comments:

  1. I've always loved the Pig song. It is so funny. And you are very lucky to find Lotteria cards. I have hunted high and low for them, and have been told they are now only in antique stores.

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  2. I love when you make these assemblages--always the quirkiest quotes and very unique.

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  3. E - i can send you some - i have tons! but they are new'ish . . . email me if you would like some.

    diane - thanks ! i am always looking for more quirkiy quotes . . . got any? . . . send them my way PLEASE

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  4. Didn't know the Pig song, but your assemblage-collage are beautiful.

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  5. Rebeca,

    I'll send you an e-mail with my address once I log on later tonight or tomorrow. Until then, I wanted to tell you that the wipes act like gossamer fabric. If you want to use them, be sure whatever is underneath (wood, paper, etc.) is of your liking. And be sure you use a DRY glue (glue stick), because any wet glue (PVA, Elmers. even gel medium) will bleed the colors you have created. In a way, they are similar to napkins, only much stronger. When you affix the wipe to the substrate, use a credit card or a brayer to remove the air bubbles. Start at one end of the wipe and lay it down slowly. The wrinkles should go away. The above is for wet wipes only. If you choose to use baby wipes, it is my understanding they are much thicker and heavier (although I've never used them), so your substrate or background won't show through.

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  6. thanks Sue! i am glad you liked it.

    E - thanks for the tips on the working with the 'wipes' technique.

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  7. I am enjoying your quotes. I love the way it looks to have the words run right into the next. Wonderful!
    Xoxo

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  8. How smart of you to use that little old door. Great idea!

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  9. I love how you used the Scrabble tiles...think I just love words and you have made them fun! I've been scrolling through your older posts and really enjoying your collage art. Absolutely will be joining as your newest Follower!
    Cheryl

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