Hopefully this blog will inspire you to have confidence in your creative abilities and give you courage to learn and try new things. Try something NEW. It could be just what you need to make you a better artist, or a better person. My latest obsession is Amigurumi Crochet, and my favorite subjects right now are Hollywood Icons, Famous People and Characters.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Collages of Artwork done with a FREE online program

Watercolor Paintings of Animals, by Penny Lee StewArt

This week I finished two challenges to paint 30 paintings in 30 days, so that's 60 paintings completed in January 2015. One was for a Facebook group, 30 ACEOS in 30 Days, and the theme was LOVE. It's the pink collage below. I included all 30 of them to show that it is possible, but not as easy to see as when adding about half of them to the finished montage. The second one, above, is about half of the 30 paintings I did for Leslie Saeta's blog challenge. Not all of them were animals, so this worked well. 

I used www.collage.com for the creation of the project. It is actually supposed to be a blanket, I think, but they allow you to make a FREE collage and save it to your computer as a jpg file. They also send you a FREE postcard of the finished collage, so that's cool! 

The trick to creating the collage is to keep all of your photos that you want to use in your collage in a separate folder on your computer, so you can upload them all at once, and then move them around to make a pleasing presentation. It takes a little practice, but I just love it! You can also get calendars, pillows, mugs, and more with images of your art, for a fee.

Why not give it a try? It is FREE, after all! 


  1. Wow! You must be exhausted! What outstanding collages - your artwork is simply beautiful! Thanks for the tip on "collage.com." I'll give it a try!

    1. Thanks, Chris. It doesn't take me long to paint a picture. No exhaustion here. LOL. I have lots of free time (retired) so painting is my daily pleasure.

  2. Wow, that is a lot! Congratulations on finishing the challenge, your work is lovely!

    1. Hi, Rolina, Thanks for that comment, and I did not even post all of them! LOL. Penny

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    1. Hi, Diana, I hope you enjoy using the collage.com site. I have made booklets, and maybe will try a calendar soon. But the free collages are my favorite.


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