December 2015

collage diet challenge – Day 23

Day 23 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. I made it to 2/3 of the challenge. I am so excited even though there are days that I feel quite insecure about the pieces I post. Piece #70 has a Persian calligraphy feel to it and I took the cut-out from a pair of shoes. Piece #71 is a Prada bag that I had used here in this piece before, it has a very interesting texture. I was told the last piece looks like a whale. Quite an eclectic mix for today.

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collage diet challenge – Day 22

Day 22 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. Shredding textile and revealing the weave underneath or unweaving is what came to my mind for Piece #67 and bit for piece for #69. I would like to play with this idea a bit more later. Sometimes I stop myself early to maintain control before I end up doing too much on a piece and get lost. But I also like to test an idea and reserve it and expand on it later. Piece #68 has a mischievous vibe to it, vaguely reminds me of playboy bunnies!

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collage diet challenge – Day 21- Happy Yalda – Winter Solstice

Day 21 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. Tonight is Shabe Yalda – Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year. I found these pomegranates jewels and couldn’t help honouring this magical night by some playful collages with them as the focus. Pomegranates (also my most favorite fruit on the planet) are beautiful symbols of Yalda, the ancient Persian tradition of celebrating the arrival of winter, renewal of the sun and the victory of light over darkness.  Like a good old Iranian, tonight I am gathering with friends and family, will stay awake past midnight and fill the night with stories, hopefully some poems and indulging ourselves in luscious pomegranates, watermelon and pistachios. Not too bad!

and, this is not like any of my usual work but why not!

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collage diet challenge – Day 19

Day 19 of december 2015 collage diet challenge.  I am having one of those moments that I don’t know what I am doing and having a hard time to concentrate. But here they are, the three pieces for today. Two are made from a fancy suit ripped apart.  You can also follow #collagedietchallenge15 on instagram.

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collage diet challenge – Day 17

Day 17 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. Here are the three pieces for today. A beach towel crept into piece #54 and I am really liking the texture of the first cut-out. I cut for two hours straight today and I stopped when I got to this one but then I couldn’t do much to it. You can also follow #collagedietchallenge15 on instagram.

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collage diet challenge – Day 16

Day 16 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. I am now fully into stitching and really enjoying it. I am happy with these today because they feel very different from the rest. #50 is my most favorite. It looks very odd. If I remember the cut-out came from a jacket. I cut most of these shapes a while back so I don’t remember the sources except the last one which were a pair of lips from a Maybelline ad. I have made it to 51 works so I am officially half way. Only 49 pieces left to finish. I have no idea how I am going to work during the holidays. That’s the part I completely forgot in my excitement of putting myself on this diet.

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collage diet challenge – Day 15

Day 15 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. Almost half way. The works today are quite juicy, luminous, and luscious. That’s what these ‘previously’ crystal-studded heels by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton (the first two works) brought me. I have added some microscopic filaments and some stitches. Making them felt mischievous and playful. The copy said lucky are the souls that slip into these elegant velvet treads. I guess I am lucky today!

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collage diet challenge – Day 14

Day 14 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. This is baby stepping into angular forms and sharp edges. I know my way around circular, curvy forms and organic, biomorphic shapes and know how to glide smoothly through them. But I am also trying to get over my fear of being cornered (by cornered shapes!)

The stitching continues and it is quite soothing. It feels like I am sewing these cut-outs back into paper.

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