Six New Collages


One morning in February I woke up and didn’t want to write. I didn’t want to make jewelry or hats. I certainly didn’t want to clean my van or the room I was staying in. All I wanted to do was sit in front of bad TV and make collages. So I did.

I’ve posted photos of these six new collages on my Facebook page, but for anyone who missed them there (or who wants to look at them all at once, all in one place), today I’m posting photos of the six new collages here.



This collage is the first I made of the new batch. Last time I acquired “women’s” magazines, I cut out words and phrases and quotes I liked after I read the articles.



This one has a quote from India Arie on it.


I love the shades of blue I used on this one.


Can you see what this collage and the one with the quote by India Arie have in common? I only saw the commonality when I was putting together this post.



For this collage, I tried to use images that would evoke adventures.



All is well…that sums it up…

All of these collages are 4″ X 6″ or smaller. All are paper (cut from magazines) on mat board. All are for sale.

I took all the photos in this post.

About Blaize Sun

My name is Blaize Sun. Maybe that's the name my family gave me; maybe it's not. In any case, that's the name I'm using here and now. I've been a rubber tramp for nearly a decade.I like to see places I've never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again. For most of my years on the road, my primary residence was my van. For almost half of the time I was a van dweller, I was going it alone. Now I have a little travel trailer parked in a small RV park in a small desert town. I also have a minivan to travel in. When it gets too hot for me in my desert, I get in my minivan and move up in elevation to find cooler temperatures or I house sit in town in a place with air conditioning I was a work camper in a remote National Forest recreation area on a mountain for four seasons. I was a camp host and parking lot attendant for two seasons and wrote a book about my experiences called Confessions of a Work Camper: Tales from the Woods. During the last two seasons as a work camper on that mountain, I was a clerk in a campground store. I'm also a house and pet sitter, and I pick up odd jobs when I can. I'm primarily a writer, but I also create beautiful little collages; hand make hemp jewelry and warm, colorful winter hats; and use my creative and artistic skills to decorate my life and brighten the lives of others. My goal (for my writing and my life) is to be real. I don't like fake, and I don't want to share fake. I want to share my authentic thoughts and feelings. I want to give others space and permission to share their authentic selves. Sometimes I think the best way to support others is to leave them alone and allow them to be. I am more than just a rubber tramp artist. I'm fat. I'm funny. I'm flawed. I try to be kind. I'm often grouchy. I am awed by the stars in the dark desert night. I hope my writing moves people. If my writing makes someone laugh or cry or feel angry or happy or troubled or comforted, I have done my job. If my writing makes someone think and question and try a little harder, I've done my job. If my writing opens a door for someone, changes a life, I have done my job well. I hope you enjoy my blog posts, my word and pictures, the work I've done to express myself in a way others will understand. I hope you appreciate the time and energy I put into each post. I hope you will click the like button each time you like what you have read. I hope you will share posts with the people in your life. I hope you'll leave a comment and share your authentic self with me and this blog's other readers. Thank you for reading.  A writer without readers is very sad indeed.

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    • Well, while they both may have a turquoise nugget, that’s not what I saw. (I would not be surprised if all of these collages have a turquoise nugget. Turquoise nuggets are great space fillers.) The similarity I noticed was quite large (and orange).

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Maggie, and I appreciate your positive comment on my work.

    • Thank you for your comments, Brent. None of the collages are more than 4″ x 6″. (Did I already mention that in the post.) I like working on a small scale, which is less intimidating to me than something big.

  1. love your collages, the colors and the messages. 4×6 inch is a good size for an RV. Did you post the prices? thanks! Lelia

    p.s. I am sharing one by one to my artist, naturalist, writer friends in Texas! one was so jazzed by the Desert Botanical post, she said she has wanted to visit there forever!

    • Leila, thanks for sharing my blog posts. I appreciate the exposure.

      I did not post the prices for the collages, but I would take $20 for any one of them. That includes postage. Yes, I think they are a good size for RV/van living. If you are interested in one (or more) please PM me on Facebook, and we can discuss payment methods and your mailing address.

      Thank you for reading!

  2. Hi Blaize! As always, I look forward to the goodies from you that appear in my inbox each morning. I’d like to purchase the adventure collage. Thank you! Sassy

    • Hi Sassy!

      Thank you so much! I would love for you to have the adventure collage. I am asking $20 for it, which includes postage. I will send you an email about payment methods and shipping dates and all that fun stuff.

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