I use collage, acrylics, photographs, antique paper, text, postal stamps, dollar bills, tarot cards, even insect wings! anything that is interesting for it's color or texture, to create new collages in different formats from canvases, to wood to journals! My new pieces are all for sale, so e-mail me if you're interested, enjoy!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

This is Found Art Tuesday card number 8. The topic for this week is "Secret" and this gave me a lot to think about, I decided to go with something that although is true, it's not that dark or personal and that I don't mind people knowing about. I used to leave gift cards with a little amount of money still in them for others to find and use, I used to think it would make someone feel lucky if they found something unexpected like this. Never altered them, just wrote some stuff in them, "it's your lucky day" for example. This is the first official found-art-gift-card, read more about it here

Thursday, October 19, 2006

This is card number 7 for Found Art Tuesday, you can read the story behind it and where it was left in my website, here:


It's made in watercolor paper 6X4 inches, acrylics, pastel crayons and felt tip pen marker. I tried to think about how the aura of coffee would look like, that's why the actual coffee cup is blank, (I used watercolor masking fluid for that, so you can see and feel the actual paper)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

This is found art tuesdays card number 6! It's 6 already! It seems I just stared doing these last week but it's now a month and a half. I remember when my daughter turned 6 weeks old, it was a big deal, at least for me. She wasn't waking up at all hours anymore so the whole thing was becoming more predictable, the light at the end of the tunnel shone like a little firefly and my doctor gave the OK to exercise again, and so I no longer had the excuse of being fat because "I had just delivered a baby" but that was almost 4 years ago... and I digress... so, back to today, this is a 6' x 4' card made in watercolor paper with a black marker and a little bit of watercolor, why did I chose red? I should've chosen the blue, shouldn't I? Red was the first color I found and I guess it turned out ok, don't you think?
I was thinking of ways to make the art more visible to the people out there that inhabit this city because no one seems to notice them! So last week I started with a post-it note attatched to the "Home" piece that said "read me" of course people will do whatever you tell them to do and more likely if they're caught with their guard down, so you can guess what happened.. everybody that saw it, read it of course, but left it right there in that little napkins-and-sugar island at the coffee shop! So this time I took a bolder approach! oh yes Huntersville people! this time I put another post-it note but this time it said "Can you set me free! please un-tape me, read me and keep!" so if this doesn't work I don't know what will...
I taped the card to the back of a chair at Cafe Mia (I think they have the most wonderful chairs around) and besides, I love the place... but I couldn't stay and see if the post it worked because my two little sideckicks thought it was a beautiful day to just sit inside (I'm talking about my kids here...) so we left, but I do hope someone found it... and took it for a change.
Please see Kathy La Rocco's Found-Art Tuesdays piece (Welcome back K!) here:
Feel The Warmth
thanks for reading!

I can't upload the rest of the pictures, to see them go here

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


A Post card I made for the Found Art Tuesdays Project. Where I leave a piece of art to be found by someone who has no idea of what's going on...

To read the whole story go to my website journal, rosa murillo