Yet Another Collage for a Friend

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The camp host down the road was really nice to me when I was sick. She hooked me up with echinacea and zinc tablets and even gave me lemongrass soap (in the shape of a peace sign!) that she’d made. I’ve been meaning to do something nice for her in thanks.

She’s a deadhead too, so I wanted to make something Grateful Dead related for her. I decided on a collage with the quote I really love from “Scarlet Begonias.”

The turtle is metal, sent to me by my friend in New England. He’s been sending me little trinkets all summer, and I’m working some of them into my art. The turtle was the camp host’s favorite part! I like how it makes this collage truly mixed media.

About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I've never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again. I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist. Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it. I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk. This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

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