I am about 140 collages into my 500 digital collage experiment. When I first started learning GIMP, I gave myself that 500 image goal to encourage myself to keep experimenting. I have trashed some of the initial tries. The ones seen here today are among my recent favorites.
The small astronomical circle in the upper left hand corner is a realia scan -- I picked up the painted metal disc in an Austin junk shop years ago. I love being able to flip my images, as I did with the female figure. I also used the posterize application at certain points in this collage.
This collage combines two of my favorite "symbols" -- that of horses and ferris wheels, both rather magical to me. The horses were found on an old postcard and reminded me of Belmont Racetrack, which was practically in my backyard as I grew up on Long Island. Some of my monoprinted papers which I scanned into my picture library also came into use here.
Guess I could call this one "the Butterfly Effect"..... Most of the imagery came from my collection of Dover clip art.
Both the mushroom and Hello Kitty erasers were photographed with collage in mind. Our world has gotten so divided and conflicted lately, the kitties are hearing the call of "Beam me up" (and that's about as close to political commentary I ever get).
I get so busy at times that I don't sit down to do the digital collage often enough. Life has a habit of interfering with art... I feel a bit frustrated at the learning curve in that I seem to be using the same few applications over and over. I need to go online more often and see how other GIMPers do things.
Collage is like a hall of mirrors. Every direction you look, you see something different and visually stimulating. - Nita Leland, artist and author