A while back, my friend DJ Pettitt sent me some prints of her artwork to play with. All of DJ's art is inspiring and beautiful and these prints were no exception. They were done on thick, high quality paper. I used a few of them whole for some of our collaborative pieces but one or two of them just begged to be cut up and used in collage. I hope DJ wasn't too horrified that I took the scissors to her lovely prints! For this piece I used DJ's images...one of her serene ladies and a new image she's started painting, an egret. For the lady's hands, I used a transfer of one of my cemetery images. The "flags" in the upper right hand corner come from the decorative inside of the envelope DJ sent the smaller prints in. I like the play on words between the text in the piece and it's title. I'm not sure you can see it but the text under the hands says "this world is full of guilt and wo."
Collaborating with another artist (DJ especially) is a wonderful way to explore new avenues of creativity. I love the support and encouragement DJ and I have given each other. No regrets here!