Spring Collage Vote

Hello fabulous readers! If I haven't mentioned before, spring is one of my favorite times of year. I enjoy the blossoms, the green, the chirping birds accompanied by the snow melt, the rushing rivers, and long bike rides. I hope you are having lovely spring in your place in the world. Now, it is time to vote for your favorite spring collage! I am super impressed and inspired by the entries, and find it challenging to even decide on my favorite one. Help.

*Vote by commenting on your favorite collage and state the #. Please vote only once and anonymous votes will not be counted. (only fair right?) Voting will be open until Friday, May 30th at midnight. The entry/person that receives the most votes will receive a $50 Anthropologie gift card. Thanks for voting readers, and thanks to all of the collage artists who inspire with their visual interpretations of spring.




#1 Amanda
"What I love about spring is lightness. This is seen in the flounce of petals and the play of sunshine on skin, through cherry blossoms, and in cotton spring dresses. My inspiration behind the piece was a mix of cherry blossoms, weddings, and the changing of colors from winter to spring."




#2 Casandra
"Top ten things I like about spring:
1. How green and soft the grass becomes! 2. The scent of BBQ in the air on the walk home! 3. Picking wildflowers in the park! 4. Warm sunshine! 5. Flip flops! 6. Sundays at the beach! 7. Car rides with the windows down and the radio up! 8. More people walking their doggies! 9. Sleeping with the windows open! 10. Did I mention sunshine? My inspiration was from a prompt we did in my undergrad writing group. We cut up magazines and made collages and then traded and wrote stories about the pictures! This is always a fun thing to do when there are a few magazines in a stack that you can attack before you recycle and makes the most wonderful and conversational artwork!"



#3
Elise
"My collage is 4x12 and made on a piece of corkboard. To find inspiration, I dumped out my junk paper drawer. I keep a lot of magazine images and paper scraps because they are inspiring. I went with pink and green because it is my favorite color combination and really says "SPRING" to me. I love spring. This year I spent my first winter outside of California and I was not a big fan of the cold weather. This new season has been wonderful. I have been waiting for it since October. Spring to me is newness and light. It is bright and exciting."



#4
Bella
"What I really like about spring is that feeling of life and hope. Like there is a better tomorrow. I got inspired by sunflowers, super 8 movies and bees! :) I used my own images to create the collage."


#5 Jason
"Description :Girl with rope. Winter has left Japan, but a chill is still in the air. Inspiration : Perfection sickens me and so does concept of 'beauty'. I prefer 'rough and 'unfinished' pieces and 'beauty within ugliness' This is my inspiration for every current piece I create."



#6 Karen Beth
"A friend of mine now owns this one-of-a-kind original collage that I did. It was done using images I have collected over the years, including abstract-design magazine pages, Tiffany paper, sushi grass, and a hand-created 3-D flower that was sewn onto the piece through a shiney red bead. This was all put together in various ways, including being sewn around the edges and in other various places to give it some variety. It is framed in a very old frame that I found at thrift for 30-cents. My inspiration behind the piece was the image of the girl and the tomato she is holding. It just screams "Southern Spring" to me and coordinated so well with so many Spring-y colors. The grass, the flower in her hair, etc... all of it was done pretty much around the colors of the main collage element (the girl). What I like about Spring? Ah... what don't I like? :) I love sitting on the porchswing early in the morning when the breeze is still cool, the sun is still low in the East and the cats are playing around and looking for things to hunt. I love to sit there and see all the brightness of new growth around me and feel the coolness of the air and drink my coffee. I love setting out new plants - blueberry, nettle, ranunculus, basil, etc. I love all of the wonderful fruits and veggies that are available at the two roadside fruit stands in my town. (We don't have an actual farmer's market.) I love FINALLY being able to pull out my empire-waisted tops and peeptoe shoes and funky Spring vintage costume jewelry. I love the promise of things new and the delight of all things bright. That's what I love about Spring. :)"



#7 MaryAnne
"Oh, Spring
" Spring is when life's alive in everything" Christina Rossetti, English Poet 1830-1894 Spring is very short lived in Calgary, Canada – therefore it is truly a marked event. When the snow finally stops falling, usually sometime late April or early May, the moisture begins to soak into the ground and we finally start to see the inklings of spring. The tulips come up, the buds start popping, the birds begin to chirp, and all your neighbors come out of hibernation. We finally see a change in seasons, after a long cold and grey winter. This is what I love about spring, everything comes alive again. The colors are vibrant and the air is gentle. This is my inspiration for my collage. It is a simple collection of green magazine clippings, which provide vibrant color and texture to the piece. Together they form a leaf, which I feel, symbolizes the life in spring."



#8
Matt
"Here's a collage I came up with. My love for summer may have shown through a little brighter in this than my love for spring, but with weather like we had today can you blame me? Anyway, the reason for this collage is that I love seagulls and it seems like I become more aware of their return (I'm not sure if they really leave) to Utah during the spring."



#9 Monica
"The inspiration for the polaroids: This is a place in Northern California where I got engaged a few years back. I love Spring as it is fresh and new and always makes me feel happy and want to start all kinds of projects!!! I mean inspiration is all around, flowers, birds a chirping, colorful clothes and blue skies!"


#10 Paris
"Spring Spring Fever . . . Rebirth, Apple Blossoms, Blue Skies, New projects. Wind beneath my toes. Asteria sandals. I am the one wearing the Marbella Dress Possibly a Masquerade ring! I'll sit beneath the magnolia tree Dreaming of what spring might bring!"



#11
Sali Tabacchi
"Inspired by and created from the weekly grocery flyers".

#12 Shelley
"What i like about spring: peonies putting my boots away in the very back of my closet baby squirrels seed catalogues the first mojito of may happy, singing birds outside my window i am a gardener, so the inspiration behind this piece was the joy i get from watching seeds that i've planted spring up from the ground."


#13 Sohail
"I heart spring becuase the morning air seems to reverberate. the sun seems to allow my friends and i to not feel bad about taking frivolity very seriously, and people show more skin in public allowing for more personal expression."

#14 Zina
"Love the vibrant colors of Lavendar, Purple, lime, Teal Blue, Yummy Yellow. These are my spring colors that makes spring so much colorful. These colors remind me of breezy, carefree spring days. 1. Cardinal House London 2. cakespy.com 3. Vivre.com 4. Ellie Bellie Kids 5. Parfaits 6. kristaraak.com 7. beautiful teal and green door. 8. Cotton Candy 9. Grape Spritzer 10. Seaglass Candle. Matthewmeadstyle.com"


#15 Zoe
"Everything I love about spring: Popcorn popping on the apricot trees, Corn flower blue skies, basking in the sun's rays, smelling lilacs, birds singing, smiling children playing outside, blooming tulips, juicy red watermelons, time to enjoy all of the earths amazing things. In this collage I wanted to create a feeling of happiness. I wanted the viewer to realize that even though peoples life's are so busy it is nice to stop and truly be in the moment --- stop and really look at something for what it is. I want this collage to inspire everyone to find the beauty in spring."


#16 Kristi
"What I like about Spring? Hmm...Well, I live in Texas and the summers are soooooo hot and long. Spring, though short, is the one time when you can stand to be outside for longer than 5 minutes. The spring rains bring such a freshness to everything you see..it's kind of like looking through technicolour lenses! The smells, the colors, the lightness in the air...it's my favorite time of year."


#17 Abby:
"I attached a mixed media collage (paper and ink on canvas) I made recently, titled "I Will Bloom." This collage was inspired by taking long walks and watching the cherry trees start bloom - a sure sign that Spring has arrived! On a more personal level, this collage is also about hope."

188 comments:

Kloth & Bolt said...

#3 Love it!

Kate do Forno said...

#9 - makes me happy!

love.boxes said...

#15 is stunning!

Leslie said...

15. gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

1 is my favorite.

Icee said...

#8 - it's fresh and it reminds me of a calm spring season.

Blondie said...

#6 - It's something I would do, and she's from Calgary!

Krissy said...

They are all so great! #8 is my favorite.

sunny said...

#15 is simply beautiful! love it.

Kate said...

#3.

swell.life said...

tough to choose...i love #17

jmcquary said...

#1, so beautiful!

Pamcasso said...

#1 is my fave! they are all inspiring though!

You are my fave... said...

#3-Zoe, I love the color combo. They are all really lovely though, it was hard to make a decision.

Parisian at Heart said...

I can't decide between 1 and 8...but if I had to pick..it would be #1.

Joan said...

I love No. 8. The spring day polaroids are beautiful, simple and inspired.

amelia said...

I love the detail in #11. Very cool.

Joetta said...

#8 matt, the seagulls and juxtapositions are great...

Anna said...

#7, #9 and #14 are awe inspiring! can i vote for three? :)

Lindsey Loo said...

thats a toughie. i like #8 Matt.
my eyes liked looking at it for a while...

sylvia said...

number #9 is a delight..love the simple and freshness of it

Deb Steubing said...

Hi, My vote is for the Monika spring collage. I want to go wherever that place is - it looks so peaceful and beautiful. How did she DO that with a polaroid. So talented. Deb Steubing

Deb Steubing said...

the Deb Steubing vote is for #9 - sorry I forgot to put #9 in my comments!

Leah said...

#11. love those yellow flowers.

Two Wishes said...

Wow, they're all beautiful -- so much creativity and talent out there! But I love #10.

Chelsea said...

#1 for sure. Now that I see all these other votes, it makes me want to take a second look at them all, but I'm gonna go with my first instinct.

rockstar said...

#7 - I love it! Simple and beautiful!

Campbell said...

5! 8! 10!

Sarah said...

#9 for it's simplicity and form that spring evokes!

charinthecity said...

My vote goes to 15 - gorgeous!

Uncle Beefy said...

Holy cow...this was hard to decide!
I think I gotta give it to #8 :) But lemme tell ya'...#15 is a seriously close 2nd choice. Great work!

sarbear said...

#7 - what could be more spring than a green leaf?

Madison and Curio + Abyss said...

#15

( and for the bonus: http://www.curio-abyss.com/2008/05/blackeiffel-go-vote.html )

great contest!

The Baker's Goods said...

#8, great composition!

My Three Sons Designs said...

Love them all, but #9 caught my eye and lifted my spirit....beautiful!

Elisabeth said...

#15 has captivated me.

thank you to all the contributors,
your art (& thoughts) are so lovely.

Neuf Francs said...

#7 brilliant!

Carolina Eclectic said...

I love #8, for sure!! Looks great.

kirotchka said...

#9! Lovely and amazing :)

henry said...

#11 :)

The Sun Kissed Me said...

I love #15

littlebyRD said...

All very beautiful! Love the simplicity of #7

robbie said...

#8 is great!

Paris said...

I think #15 rocks! I also love # 10

Jill said...

# 15 is so beautiful -- way to go Zoe.

Rebecca said...

Oh I LOVE #17!

chrissie said...

#8 is gorgeous. it's so fresh and clean.. and i love that style of collage..

Jen said...

15

Erickson Family said...

#7 simple, creative

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Zina's :-)

elijah.owen@gmail.com said...

simple.clean.#9

Janick - Creativadoration said...

# 11

:)

aubz1616@yahoo.com said...

9. love the polaroids, too bad they will be gone soon.

KrayonKel said...

#6 is beautiful! That's my vote!

Leah said...

#6 is so sweet. love it!

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

#6 stands out, it's different, obvious that a lot of work went through it, and from the artist's statement you can definitely see her and her background shining through.

Kristen said...

#6 is fantastic! I love how creative and different it is.
Such a neat contest!

stilettoheights said...

they are all beautiful but #6 is unlike anything I have seen, it's so much fun

Bobbypin Bandit said...

#6 please. love the organic shape.

Rebecca said...

#6 – It's all about the lusty month of May. Love it!

Hilary said...

#6 is my favorite! Being a fellow Southerner, it does display the vibrancy and sulty sexiness of a Southern spring! Beautiful!

Carrie said...

I love them all, but 6 is my favorite. Love the southern charm, and the fun and vibrant colors.

amber said...

#15 is so dreamy, I want to jump right in!

Funky Finds said...

#6 is my favorite!!!

rkguidi said...

#9 Simple and refreshing. My favorite!

Anonymous said...

#7, but i also love #11 and #17 - all wonderful!

vickie said...

#9 --- amazing with just polaroids and no photoshop mobojumbo ---- simple, pure, happy....

exactly what a photograph is suppose to be.

Nicole said...

I love #8 (Matt) - but #3 (Elise) is a VERY close second! :)

newO said...

#9, SUBLIME.

Carolyn said...

#1

Lorih said...

#8 is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

#6
karianne

Lisa said...

I like #6--it makes me think of a spunky Southern friend of mine, enjoying a spring day. I also like that it's framed, too, and it has a cheery background.
Lovely works of art here--everyone did great! Hope to see another collage contest again soon! Very inspiring!
:)

subu said...

#6. love it!

Rebekah said...

I LOVE #6!!!

Horst said...

so many gorgeous ones.. but 11 says spring to me

Troy said...

#16 hits home..my fav.

Annika said...

Love #16!!!

CharlotteP said...

I love #16...reminds me of a weekend ride through the countryside.

Chloe said...

#16 is the best!

alex k. said...

my vote goes to #9, love the soft edges on the exposure and the tree with empty bench.

Anonymous said...

#9 I can feel the spring. Great photos.

Kirsty said...

All great but I vote for #6!

.vanessa said...

number 8 has a wonderful vintage kind of feel to it. i loveee it!!

Amy said...

I love 15 . Ethereal and warm.

Anonymous said...

#9 for the passion and freshness

crysnel said...

2

Violet Newstead said...

#16 has my vote!

Suzette said...

#9 Love it ... Spring.

Sarah's Fab Day said...

#10 for moi. It just looks like spring to me, I was thinking rebirth even before I read her caption, stunning!

Jaime said...

Love em all but #6 gets my vote! :)

lindsay and steve said...

#3. I love that it is on corkboard...I love the textures...I love that it is small and intimate and could probably fit on your hand...it makes me want to make some like it.

Bethany said...

#3!!!

all over the map said...

Some fabulous entries.
I'm voting for numero #6.
cheers!

Anonymous said...

i vote for number 9
so peaceful

CoreyAnn said...

#6 Grrl Power!!!

east side bride said...

#8! Spring with style.

chiq said...

there's so many great ones, but i think #15 would be my favourite, followed closely behind by #6.

pierre l said...

#2 please

Amy said...

#9 so beautiful!

rob said...

#15 is my vote

meg said...

#8 is so original..not a flower in sight

Anonymous said...

Love #9, very graphic and love the colors!

deb said...

9 is fab

birdinhand@earthlink.net said...

love film, so 9.

Anonymous said...

#l5 Beautifully done!

Howard said...

#15 Zoe - gets my vote - well done, bravo

Adam said...

#2, it reminds me of good and happy times

connie said...

#15 My vote

Mike said...

No. 2

It's a clever collage, streets ahead of the obvious collage types.

Kathy said...

# 9 pure and romantic!

Gina said...

#9 spring....pure and simple!!!

Jamie said...

# 9 beautiful!

Anonymous said...

#9 calm

John said...

#9 is my favorite!

Isaac said...

# 9 has my vote.

beverly said...

9 is amazing

Jackie said...

I love #9. Beautiful work

Tonya said...

#9 makes my heart smile.

Anonymous said...

I like # 9.

B said...

#15 beautiful

victoria said...

9 so very peaceful

Lisa said...

number 9 leaves me yearning to be where that picture was taken.

Gregory said...

#9 is great!

victor said...

9 great job!!!

franklin said...

number 9 is my favorite! picnic time! Wonderful job.

Emily said...

I love # 9 WOW your fiance or now husband must be a true romantic,,,, Lucky girl!

sydney said...

They are all so good.
I find it hard to choose. The theme is spring collage and I personally really enjoy # 9.
I think this one is the best.

great gramma joan said...

My favorite is # 9.
My first grandson-- what a romantic!
WOW! You, Monika are very special!

Missa said...

#10, dreamy and beautiful!

joy said...

# 9 is beautiful!

everett said...

9 is the one I like.

Griffin said...

nice job everyone, but you know #9 is my choice!

Christina said...

# 9 is perfect and pretty.

jewel said...

# 9 is a diamond in the rough to the eye.

joyce said...

Monika your # 9 is spectacular.
I met you years ago at Eli's Mom's work.
Keep up the good work!
Your's is my favorite!

barb said...

Monika,
I so enjoy the pictures you take of your beautiful baby girl that Kathy shares with us!
Your # 9 is so simple and sweet!
My favorite!

Doris said...

Keep your gift alive always Monika!
You keep us all smiling as we get to share in your life through your eyes. #9 is the best.

yogaguide said...

#6! #6!

Alya said...

They're all so pretty. I was drawn to many - mostly 8, 10 and 15.

But in the end, my vote is for #15.

0 said...

#9 rocks the Kasbah...u go girrrl...dem r some pretty spring pics. must be california!

Anonymous said...

#9 remind sme of a warm spring morning. thank you.

erin said...

# 16 is my vote. Love the statement!

Colette said...

You go girl!!!!!! Continue this picture taking. You don't know me but I feel like I know you through Eli's Mom. Number 9 is the very picture of spring and the BEST Collage!

israel said...

#9 is unique and serene

Anna said...

My favorite is a delight to the eye!
#9

joy said...

I want to be sitting on that empty bench in my favorite picture!
#9

yvette said...

9 - soothing to my soul

mike said...

There is something about those tree blossoms in #9! Nice!

dakota said...

#9 is beautiful Monika!

jack said...

My choice is number 9.
I bet if I stared at this in the middle of winter I would feel spring in the air.

rachel said...

I love 9!

natalie said...

I think 9 is the BEST!

connie said...

9

bob said...

9 rocks my world!

frederick said...

no question about it! 9 is numero uno!

evelyn said...

How lovely #9 is to gaze at!

harley said...

nice work #9. Looks like a place to ride to.

violet said...

#9 is the best!

noah said...

After a complete check,
I choose #9!

elias said...

9 it is baby!

lauren said...

# 9 is very pretty.

cindy said...

Monika your collage is so inspiring! #9

nick said...

my vote is for 9.

eloisa said...

God bless you Monika!
#9 is beautiful!

caroline said...

Collage # 9 is as sweet as the photographer I know -- through her husband's Mama!

felix said...

#9

Philip said...

#9 #9 #9 #9 #9 #9!!!

dancing girl said...

i'm loving #9!

ezra said...

#9 captured God's creation beautifully. Very nice!

levi said...

the choice is as simple as the photo! #9 it is...

danielle said...

loving #9!

sasha said...

9 is my favorite!

marcie said...

your collage is beautiful Monika!

#9

ashley said...

I choose number 8+1= #9

rocky said...

number 9

julie said...

#9 is happy and sweet

ken said...

#9 is the only choice here!

spring time it is!

isaac said...

9 is soothing!

stomp on said...

i can see myself running on that green spring grass of #9!

faith said...

#9 is where I want to be right now.

Anonymous said...

Something Seams a little fishy here. 39 votes for #9 in in a row!! What a lot of trouble for $50

Anonymous said...

I can't help if I have supportive family and friends...I went through no trouble just to clear that up...
#9

Melissa said...

#3

M. said...

#2.

Clever and romantic!

Anonymous said...

#15!!!!Beautiful!

annie/curbsidetreasure said...

my favorite is #15

Anonymous said...

#17
LOVE IT!!!

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