The Can-Can Collection
As an eager tin and can fan I'm zooshing up my collection of can drawings with collage materials.
Backyard Birdy Birds in the Branches
Birds, branches and blossoms in a South African Lucky Star Pilchards can.
(analog collage with vintage ocean and botany posters, poscamarkers, ink pens, acrylics and Sugerfina tissue paper on 36cm x 42cm mixed media paper)
Can Love Pomodoro
The bird and the flower on a gorgeously designed Italian Mutti Polpa tomato can.
(analog can collage with vintage botany poster, watercolor, markers and a Marimekko napkin on 24cm x 30 cm mixed media paper)
Butterfly Bouquet Flower Farm
Butterflies, bouquet and buds in a Lyle's Golden Syrup Can.
(analog collage with vintage botany poster, markers, deli paper, gold leaf, ribbon and watercolor on 36cm x 42cm mixed media paper)
In Italy, even supermarket house brand cans are pretty. Esselunga tomato can with butterfly-dragonfly bug and blossoms.
(analog collage with vintage poster, placemat, easter cake wrapping, Posca markers, gel pen and gouache on 36cm x 42cm mixed media paper)
The Owls are in the Coffee Can
Owls peeking out of a coffee can, seeking flowers.
(analog collage with vintage botanical poster, watercolor, markers, Viareggio event flyer and Cape Fynbos Gin packaging on 36cm x 42cm mixed media paper)
Bunnies and berries in a basket on a South African Rooibos tea tin. BOS has delish rooibos and also refer to a Saffa saying "go bos" meaning to have crazy good fun.
(analog can collage with vintage botany poster, markers, magazine, gouache and watercolor on 36cm x 42cm mixed media paper)
Yay, It's Candy Time
My sister's name is Leone and since my arrival in Italy I've been checking out the gorgeous Pastiglie Leone tins as little surprises for when I visit her in the US.
(analog can collage with vintage poster and postcards, markers, gouache mono print on deli paper and vintage flower sew-on patches on 36cm x 42cm mixed media paper)
Of Course it's My Cup of Tea
Another one of my favorite South African tins, Mandela Tea, with a white Hibiscus.
(analog can collage with vintage botanical poster, painted paper, markers and watercolor on 24 cm x 30 cm mixed media paper)
It's A Jungle Out There
I spotted this pretty Aranyfacan tomato can on a recent visit to beautiful Budapest, Hungary. A good reason to get out the gold leaf.
(analog can collage with vintage posters, markers and gouache on 36cm x 42cm mixed media paper)
A pretty lemonade can from one of the prettiest cities out there - Prague, Czech Republic. Targa Florio is also one of the oldest car races in the world.
(analog can collage with a 1892 newspaper page, vintage German sticker, vintage poster and a chopstick wrapper on 36cm x 42cm mixed media paper) SOLD
Fast Cars and Slow Flowers
A sliced Bamboo Can spotted in Marks & Spencer in the UK as foundation for shacks and sheds.
(analog can collage with a 1957 UK Magazine, chopsticks wrapper, mono printed vintage paper and poster, markers and watercolour on 36cm x 42cm mixed media paper)