adrienne mason art

glue + paper + scissors = collage



When I make a collage I try not to over think things. It’s only afterwards—when I scan it or show it to a friend—that a particular alignment of two images, or a random word pops to the fore. I love these serendipitous moments. Something else in my brain or eye made a connection I didn’t quite see at first.

I suppose this is more coincidence than serendipity, but when I did a quick scan to choose a few images to put onto this new site, I chose a collage I’d sent out over a year ago. This one:

origami paper, magazine images, shorthand, and other random bits

origami paper, magazine images, shorthand, and other random bits

And then, just a few days ago I picked up mail from a box that I hadn’t collected from in awhile and found a lovely bit of mail from the collage’s recipient. So, you never know when a wonderful surprise like this will wind up in your post office box. Thank you Claire for the beautiful package.

From Claire D.

From Claire D.

In the same bit of mail, there was a letter from a mail art friend in France. I hadn’t heard from him in awhile either, so it was a nice surprise. Richard’s calligraphy is always a treat to receive. (Please forgive the images. I usually use a scanner, but it’s “there” and I’m “here,” so the iPhone had to stand in.)

Mail from Richard B.

Mail from Richard B.

Author: Adrienne

A good day is one spent at the art table with scissors, glue, and piles of interesting papers. In my exploration of collage, I paraphrase Roosevelt, I'm doing what I can, with what I have, from where I am (in life and location).

2 thoughts on “Serendipity

  1. Great to discover your new blog. Looking forward to seeing your creations in 2016.


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