Thursday, February 24, 2011

cairns of color

Was having fun with cairns in my journal.  I'm always the girl who is making those stacks of rocks (cairns) that you see on hiking trails and the beach.  There is something magical about them.  I was also doing some research recently for a collage class I taught and was reminded of Rex Ray's work that I adore.  This is what spilled out.  I love that you don't need to worry about balance when you make paper versions in your journal...way easier!  ;)

23 comments:

  1. I love these!

    I never knew what they were called though. I recently saw an exhibit in Tucson of cairns made of glass rocks.

    I love all your wondrous colors! So exuberant!

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  2. Very Beautiful! Inspires my imagination too.

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  3. I love the colors and patterns! Especially on a dreary, snowy Missouri day.

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  4. Yes, but wouldn't it be a nice colorful mess if these tumbled over? ;-)

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  5. I love the colors! I'm a circle girl, myself, so this speaks to me :)

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  6. Your amazing tallents never cease to amaze and inspire us. You are a jewel.

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  7. So beautiful! Never knew these had name either...love to add to these on hikes in Big Sur, I think we need one under the Wishing Tree...

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  8. Love stacking rocks and building cairns. Always have. I never really thought about it for my journal though. Thanx for sharing another colorful idea!

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  9. love those cairns. I have piles of rocks all over my house in various configurations. They don't always stay the way I put them but I don't want to glue'em cause then I can't change them.
    Gorgeous colors!

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  10. Very cool! This would also look great as an art quilt made with those super colorful novelty fabrics.

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  11. love them! very colorful. Here's my version: http://pammcknight.blogspot.com/2009/08/executive-desk-cairn.html

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  12. What a fun page! I find myself drawing these over and over again...you are right...much easier than the real thing. I never knew the official name for these stacks...thanks for the enlightenment! Cheers!

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  13. really cool!! Love what you've done with is piece!

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  14. Fantastic. Love the strips. Magic and mystery all rolled up together. Thanks for sharing your newest creation.

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  15. Wow! That's amazing! Beautiful and definitely inspiring...I'm going to keep checking you out!-love your blog. I'm a new blogger. please check me out and follow me if you like my blog too!

    Elizabeth
    www.graceyartreview.org

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  16. Really beautiful Teesha! I am loving the collage sheets that I received...Your work is so amazing!!

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  17. I had never seen these until I took a trip to Whidbey Island, Washington. I have been obsessed with them ever since, but I didn't realize they had a name! Thanks so much!

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  18. Wow, these are fantastic! Thanks for sharing them.

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  19. I love them on paper. I was lucky enought to go to a Andy Goldworthy show in San Diego/La Jolla a few years ago with these giant cairns he made. The wood one inside the building kind of freaked me out. It was like being very small in the woods run by giants.

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  20. I love the background here and the colors. Is this drawn on wallpaper?

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  21. I love when I see those stacks of rocks in odd places in my town, because they usually are by the beach or mountains. This collage is a wonderful colorful little stack. :0)

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  22. beautiful! love the colors and shapes!

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