Blind Stitch

26 02 2011

My Blind Stitch series began in 2007 when I began ‘quilting’ photographic prints to further explore, release and appreciate feelings within me concerning the photographed moment.

I could use digital images and software applications to create the same effect (as most photographic quilting artists do), but I chose (and am sticking to) the old-school print/cut/layout process. Using multiple handprinted fine art images in various rotational positions, I design the quilt to more deeply convey the layers of symbolism within the image(s) used. Once I have the general pattern formed, I then repeat the process with smaller prints and adjust as needed from a more distant perspective. I then either scan into my laptop or snap a photograph with my camera once the artwork is completed. Each piece from this series is a hand signed one-off limited edition print. Only one print will be sold, ensuring that the buyer is purchasing a unique piece of artwork.

Shown here are two of my black and white Blind Stitch pieces, one of which involved 120 hours of work. Both are currently available through Luminarte Gallery, in the Dallas Design District.

Future works in my Blind Stitch series will be tangibly documented by preserving the original paper ‘quilts’ created in the process of producing the finished artwork. I never thought to save the paper constructions from the first few creations, as my goal was simply to create a finished piece of photographic art using this process. I now wish I had. To watch or listen to another artist’s creative process is fascinating to me, and I must offer the same opportunity to those who view my art.

At present, I am simultaneously working on four new Blind Stitch pieces.


A glimpse into my latest works… and my latest goals as a full-time photographic artist and freelance photographer…

15 02 2011
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This portrait of Dallas-based musician Matt Barron is just one photographic art piece discussed when I was recently interviewed by ArtLoveMagic's Michelle McSpadden. Thank you, Michelle. (click on the image to see more)

Queen of the Midnight Diner

14 12 2010

I love collaborating with writers, painters, musicians, sculptors and creatives of every medium. Check out this blog by Deborah Driscoll, who drops in your lap without you even knowing it. Queen of the Midnight Diner

something really COOOOOOOOOOL goin’ down Saturday, Aug. 21st

18 08 2010

In between photoshoots and art shows, I have been creating some very special photographic art pieces, none of which have ever appeared online or elsewhere. Lo and behold comes the perfect gallery event for my latest work:

CooLWaters: 2
Produced by: ResurrectionArt
Sponsored by: LuminArte’ Designs
…”A percentage of the art sold will be donated to relief efforts for the Gulf Area Wildlife. Show your support at our tribute to our Mother, The Sea.”

Even cooler is that you will also get to see a whole collection of new, fresh art by several of my creative colleagues! Several events going on this night, but you’ll definitely want to include this in your gallery hopping, your entertainment lineup, your social calendar, etc…. trust me, you’ll thank yourself for coming. 😉

Feel free to add your friends to the guest list or share this on your page. My profile picture is the official poster, which you are welcome to share as well.

Hope to see you there… not sure if I’ll be wearing seashells and scales or a snorkel and wetsuit, but do say hello while you’re there!

Peace and smiles,

New fan page on facebook…

17 07 2010

‘Like’ my Facebook fan page and you’ll stay on top of the latest Photo-Ink Challenge (TM), all my latest photographic art, photo/video shoots, book releases, documentary projects, art/music/volunteer opportunities and (shhhhh!!!) secret special offers only available to my FB fans!

flying sauce hers – 2010
photo and graphic editing by Carolyn Collins

girlShow 2010 “The Perfect 10”

1 07 2010

Come see me Saturday night, July 10th at girlShow!
Men love it, women ARE it, your grandma will love it (so will your son).

I’ll have my art for sale, but will also have:
~ A fresh, new Carolyn Collins Photo-Ink Challenge (TM) wall (see past example on my links page), with my awesome angeldudes Christian Dean Ward and Joel Chapple (aka Edgar Allan Flow) there to help you take your first step…
This interactive form of community art began years ago with my online photo-blogs and has become so popular that other photographers are now doing their own ‘walls’ (yay, keep passing it on, people!).
~ My original hand-produced photographic art book plus two new releases!
“Colors Are More”… discovering the world through the magic of color (see my gifts page – think Dr. Seuss with a camera)
“hush”… black and white images to still the heart
“RUSH”… adrenaline-pumping color images
~ Surprise works unveiling at the main stage throughout the night! (let’s just say music is my drug… hee-hee!)
…and much more!

Bikers, Baskets & Blazin’ Guitar…

8 05 2010

What happens when bikers, bars, a musician and women with hearts of gold come together to help kids…
See the video by clicking here: 2nd Annual BUBBA RUN 2010 sponsored by Ben E. Keith benefitting Family Place
Photographed and produced by Carolyn Collins
Original music written and performed by Matt Barron