KD Gifts & Crafts
Art by Ruby collage on tote bags
are currently featured at KD Gifts & Crafts located in downtown Hilo,
Hawaii. They specialize in vintage and handmade items.
Jewelry by SaZjewelry
featuring Domino and Bottle Cap
charms by Ruby
See more SaZjewelry designs at
Shellie Lewis' Blog
An art blog to inspire
Angeles Broadway by Ruby Cross, collage on illustration board, 4″ x
surprised me with this lovely collage
ACEO! I was feeling pretty down and the spontaneous arrival of original art
was a major delight. Ruby has been
experimenting with using
translucent layers in collage, especially by taping tissue paper to a
piece of regular paper and running it through a computer printer then
layering it with Modge Podge paste. This collage has a lot of depth in
person, you can see the translucent or transparent layers floating over
each other. The sheet music pattern is continued on the reverse.
See Rubyís online store
here for unique collage papers and her art."
I know I have
gone hard line over the years on defining art as actual art being made
by hand; anything else is a copy
of the art. I have one exception to this: digital art.
Since the work was created digitally, multiples are not copies of an
original -as there is no original physical art work. the art is made of
data and is thus fine to show up in repeated print forms and computer
Two recently acquired ACEOs by Ruby Cross of
Shy Necessities perfectly describe this idea of digital art without
a fixed original. She makes her work as digital photo-collages. Iím
okay with people working digitally. I work digitally. I am just fed up
with people that want to paint something once and sell it a multitude of
times. Iím trying to sell original work in the price range of their
petty photocopy prints and posters; theyíre cutting into my market by
calling facsimiles art.
You can visit Shellie Lewis' Blog at:
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The New Movement
Digital Artist Award
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Cancer Awareness Month
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"The Music Plays On"
Did You See That
"Texas Rodeo Time"
Voice of the Voiceless
"Angel In Wwaiting"