Category Archives: Off the Cuff

Holiday Show at Arts on Union

I will have a few pieces of mixed media work at Arts on Union, 203 N Union Street, Middletown, PA for the Mixed Media Art Group 2nd Annual Exhibit. The show opens this Friday, December 7th with an artist reception from 5pm – 9pm. There will be an abundance of GOOD art at this exhibit and plenty of variety if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for that special someone!!!

My series of Off the Cuff – 101 Totally Random Collages will also be available at Arts on Union, or you can purchase them here on my site.

Below are the next 3 in the series.

020 Go Ask Alice

020 Go Ask Alice

020 Go Ask Alice

The text in this collage came from an old book page with the title “The Opium Eater’s Dream” …which I found an interesting title for a late 1800’s book. The position of her face reminded me of Alice In Wonderland…she’s just hanging in mid-air with mystery in her eyes as if in a dream. So if you are wondering, “Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know…” Yes, I’m that old and from that era and I’ve always liked that song…go Jefferson Airplane! Here is a version on YouTube that I like (it seems so innocent for a song that was about taking drugs):

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a cream colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




022 Cheez Whiz

022 Cheez Whiz

022 Cheez Whiz

Who didn’t love Cheez Whiz as a kid??? My mom bought it for us just as pictured, in the glass jars that could reused for juice glasses after all that delicious processed cheese was gobbled up! That yellow golden goodness!!!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a tan colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




 023 Scranton van Gogh

023 Scranton van Gogh

023 Scranton van Gogh

The horizon of Scranton, PA as a van Gogh masterpiece??? It seemed appropriate to me that this city in northern PA should benefit from one of the worlds great artists. I don’t know much about Scranton, but I did grow up near the coal regions in Danville, PA. My grandfather worked in the coal mines in Nanticoke, PA and drove a team of horses, hitched to a wagon, from Mt. Carmel to Nanticoke every day….about a 55 mile journey. I often imagine how tough that was for him. So here’s to a bit of artistic vision for northern PA, which reared some very hearty people in it’s time!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a tan colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.







Collaging into Fall

Seems fitting that these next two collages are aprapo for the season despite the fact that they were numbered in reverse order and number 020 is among the missing. Oh Well! It’ll turn up somewhere. It’s probably under a pile of collage papers on my messy worktable. There is a lot going on in my studio right now!

019 B is for Books by Elaine Brady Smith

019 B is for Books by Elaine Brady Smith

019 B is For Books represents the beginning of the school year, even though it started weeks ago for our kids. When I was growing up school always started after Labor Day and it felt like Fall. We were always ready to hit the books…oh yea…grin!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a black colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




021 Collecting Shells by Elaine Brady Smith

021 Collecting Shells by Elaine Brady Smith

021 Collecting Shells represents the end of summer. Lazy days at the beach and fun on the boardwalk are over for another year. We now face that the days will get shorter and the air will become increasingly cooler as the days march on…well at least that’s true here in Pennsylvania.

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a cream colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.






View the entire collection of Off the Cuff  – 101 Totally Random Collages by clicking here.

Thanks for looking and Happy Collaging!!!

Continuing with OtC

I wasn’t able to keep up with the Off the Cuff collage series while in Maine last week…and I missed creating them while I was away. I thoroughly enjoyed my vacation, but now I am happy to be back in the studio working on a variety of projects, including the Off the Cuff series. So here are the next 3 collages:

016 Fish Eye

016 Fish Eye by Elaine Brady Smith

016 Fish Eye by Elaine Brady Smith

I’m beginning to feel the need for some imagery in these little collages…or is it that the images are creeping onto my worktable. I keep finding them and cutting them out…so okay, on the collages they go!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a black colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net



017 Christmas Eve

017 Christmas Eve by Elaine Brady Smith

017 Christmas Eve by Elaine Brady Smith

I love the hash marks on the found paper in the background of this collage. Makes me think of counting the days till Christmas as a little kid. The star is a carved stamp and I found the snippet of newsprint with “Dec 25” already printed on it.

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a black colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net



018 Buddha

018 Buddha by Elaine Brady Smith

018 Buddha by Elaine Brady Smith

Another found image that somehow ended up on my worktable. Honestly, sometimes I wonder where these things come from? I love his serene face meditating about the colors and patterns swirling around his head and the completeness of the circular symbols.

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a cream colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net
SOLD


View the entire collection of Off the Cuff  – 101 Totally Random Collages by clicking here.

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend and Happy Collaging!!!

Three for the Road

I’ve been busy getting ready for the fall art season! I’ve completed some larger pieces for the 25th Annual Gallery Walk in Harrisburg on Sept 8. I’ll be exhibiting with the M & M’s (Mixed Media Art Group) at Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 N. 3rd St and also at the Art Association of Harrisburg’s Fall Membership Show – “Literary Allusions”. Pics of that art to be posted here soon and I’d be happy to have you visit both locations to view my art in person!

So to catch up on the Off the Cuff collages here are the next three in the series:

013 Flower Power

013 Flower Power by Elaine Brady Smith

013 Flower Power by Elaine Brady Smith

013 Flower Power is 5 x 7 collage on Bristol, mounted and matted with a cream colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included). It includes handmade stamp floral image, vintage magazine copy, vintage typed paper, painted and printed papers, painted newsprint, and stamped silk tissue.

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.



014 Tarts

014 Tarts by Elaine Brady Smith

014 Tarts by Elaine Brady Smith

014 Tarts is 5 x 7 collage on Bristol, mounted and matted with a cream colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included). It includes vintage recipe booklet page, painted and stenciled papers, painted newsprint, and stamped silk tissue.

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.

SOLD

015 Cancelled Stamp

015 Cancelled Stamp by Elaine Brady Smith

015 Cancelled Stamp by Elaine Brady Smith

015 Cancelled Stamp is 5 x 7 collage on Bristol, mounted and matted with a black colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included). It includes cut black paper, CitriSolve National Geo paper, hand printed papers, mulberry paper, vintage newsprint, stamped silk tissue, vintage stamp, and vintage notebook paper.

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.



You can view all of the Off the Cuff collages by visiting my website. Click here.Thanks for looking and Happy Collaging!!!

A Man, Specs and Beads

I’ve gotten a bit off course here, but now have some time to catch up after a busy week. I have to admit, I am having so much fun with this Off the Cuff series, it’s all I want to work on, but some days I just have to put it aside and try to get some other things done! Stay tuned, because I am very excited about the next 10 collages. They are complete and waiting to be photographed!

So without further ado, here are the missing Numbers 8 and 9, and 11:

008 Man with Moves

008 Man with Moves

008 Man with Moves by Elaine Brady Smith

008 Man with Moves is probably my least favorite collage so far! And I probably shouldn’t say that out loud, but I’m not real fond of this one. Maybe I was foul while creating it and now that same mood haunts me when I look at it! Oh well, it’s in the mix so I’ll just move on now.

This collage is 5 x 7 and mounted and matted with a tan colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included). It includes an article from a vintage fan magazine about Julius Irving, vintage typed page, hand painted tissue paper, scrapbook paper, corrugated cardboard, vintage rubber stamp car image, painted newsprint, gummed label and stamped silk tissue.

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.



009 X Ray Specs

009 X Ray Specs

009 X Ray Specs by Elaine Brady Smith

As much as I didn’t like the last one, I love this collage!!! It’s fun and funny! Just the look on that guys face makes me laugh! And the thought of someone way back when buying these glasses just cracks me up! Let me know if you had a pair!!!

009 X Ray Specs is 5 x 7 and mounted and matted with a black colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included). It includes a vintage ad and print from a 1970’s fan magazine, vintage postage stamp, printed papers, stamped silk paper, painted newsprint, handwritten paper, and a little Caran ‘d Ache for color.

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.



011 Love Beads

011 Love Beads

011 Love Beads by Elaine Brady Smith

And the final missing collage, 011 Love Beads is 5 x 7 and mounted and matted with a cream colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included). It includes hand dyed paper, painted and stamped tissue paper, stamped silk tissue, and painted newsprint.

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.



As always, thanks for looking and Happy Collaging!!!