Saturday, January 14, 2017

Collage Workshop

A Creative Escape

As you now know, my daily creative practice for 2017 is the 2D counterpart to assemblage: collage.

I recently had the great fortune to take part in a collage workshop at the  

The view and the Art House at the California Center for Creative Renewal.
The view and the Art House at the California Center for Creative Renewal.

The setting for this creative sanctuary is breathtaking.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Getting it all Down…

… On Paper!

Those who have followed me for a while know I have embraced the practice of doing something creative every day. 

For the year 2017, I will be keeping an art collage journal. What better way to combine assemblage with a daily routine?

A chronicle of this artist's life.


Saturday, December 31, 2016

In with the New

New year coming, old year's through.
Lots to make and much to do!
Out with the old and in with the new.
A bright and Happy New Year to you!

My resolution for 2017 is
“To dream what I want to realize, and to realize what I dream.”

Happy New Year photo collage



Wishing you the best of luck realizing your dreams 
in the coming year. 

Happy 2017!

from 
Denise Cerro Studio 



Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Wink and a Wish

        
 A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle;

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight…

photo collage with Christmas message

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!
from 
Denise Cerro Studio


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Focal Point



Sometimes it's finding a unique item that inspires me to start assembling a piece.

In this case… a pair of antique opera glasses I found at a vintage market.


1950's aqua lucite lorgnette, open
A relic from the past, this 1950's lucite lorgnette is a rare find. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Junkology 101

…the place to find the one-of-a-kind vintage treasures 

featured in my assemblage art.



As we treasure hunters know, flea markets are one of the best sources for vintage goods of all stripes. 
One of my new faves in Southern California, is Driving Miz Daisy.

Driving Miz Daisy Mission Viejo flea market
If you love vintage campers and bargains on the best vintage finds, 
you've got to check out Driving Miz Daisy! 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Here I am...

...assembling art.

Since the beginning of last year I've been in one in those uncomfortable growth spurts,
that in between space, knowing its time to change from what I've been doing,
and move into the next step of creating this thing I call my life. 

As you may remember...I've been all about 
painting + furniture + vintage + shops + flea markets + hankies
for the last 5 + years.