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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
I started making collages while teaching Creative Writing at SF State College in 1965. In 1966 Bill Grahm met me at the Psychedelic Shop on Haight Street, liked my work, and invited me to show at his up-coming Acid Trip Festival at Longshoreman's Hall, featuring Ken Kesey and the Grateful Dead. I put up around thirty in the entrance way and at the end of the weekend, after several days of drinking the kool aid and wild ice cream, I sold or gave away all of them and was ready to launch my career when I was hired to teach writing fuill-time at Cabriollo Community College in Santa Cruz in 1968. I took the job, moved to Santa Cruz, and didn't make another collage until I retired from teaching in 1998. AAbout a year after retiring, we were taking care of my Mom, who was dying from Breast Cancer, and started making collages to amuse her. She urged me to make more, and since 2000 until, today I have made thousands--and saved 100's, which I have have entered in art exhibitions (winning many awards and Honorable Mentions), sold in art galleries or at art shows, or given away to family and friends. I make a variety of collages on specific themes or abstractions, design book covers and posters, and create family collages from old photos. Now I am creating a web site to show you my work--and eventually to also sell it to you on line. Meanwhile, I do have a variety of framed wall collages, 6"x6" original magnet refrigerator collages, and greeting cards. Many of these are available at Art of Santa Cruz at the Capitola Mall, behind Target. (www.regionalartistanassociation.org) View all posts by braindropsart