Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Anne Bagby's DVD is terrific!


I first learned of Anne Bagby in 2001 when I bought my first issue of Somerset Studio magazine. In that magazine was an article and artwork by Anne about "La Commedia Dell'Arte" and I was so captured by her beautiful artwork and have watched for her over the years since.

She just released a DVD through Creative Catalyst Productions and it is terrific! I dreamed about collage last night after watching her DVD! It is exciting for me to finally learn how she makes her layered collages and her papers! I am going TODAY to my BJ's to get deli paper and plan on getting down and dirty with her technique for making collage papers. Can't wait!

Her work is moody, layered and there is an edge of sophistication to her art- by that I mean that she makes it look easy, but one can see that she really knows what she is doing- this is not willy nilly, lets-make-a-mess-collage. Her art is classic and pure funk all at the same time. There is a wealth of classical art training behind her work, is my guess.

Anyway- I highly recommend the DVD! Here's a cool link to preview DVD's from Creative Catalyst Productions

3 comments:

Judy Streger said...

If you didn't get the deli paper, don't buy any. I have a box and have more than enough to share. Maybe we can do one of her techniques at our next meeting.

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bj said...

What kind/brand of deli paper do you use?? And where can I get some?? I've just recently started this wonderful process, but I've run out of the "freebie" paper I was given. Thanks for any info. :o)