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Comment by Pamela Meredith on November 25, 2018 at 10:35am

lovely buildings Kathy

Comment by Mary Page on November 25, 2018 at 1:15pm

Love your pieces, really unique!

Comment by Angela Harrison on November 25, 2018 at 5:46pm

  Its looking terrific and nicely assembled with colourful houses and individually positioned, fascinating work Kathy! 

Comment by Gordon M on November 25, 2018 at 6:08pm

Lovely collage Kathy - different and interesting. Cleverly done - I like the way walls have distinctive colour and texture to them. Reminds me just a little of the Malay quater in Cape Town: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=malay+quarter+cape+town&rlz=1...

Often, when travelling from Central Africa to Cape Town I would wander every day into the Malay quarter and have a  delicious curry prepared by a Malay widow. Such friendly people and such lovely meals - and reasonably priced as well. Often in those days poets and artists would gather there and it was always interesting to listen to their conversation. Many of them would be returning exiles after apartheid and the apartheid government had been replaced by the African National Congress. So thankyou Kathy, for reminding me of those days . . .

Comment by Kathy Prendergast on November 25, 2018 at 10:49pm

Thank you all for your comments. Gordon, I looked at some of the photos of the Malay Quarter in Cape Town and it does look like a lovely place. It's interesting how some neighbourhoods and towns in different parts of the world have these distinctly bright-painted exteriors; St. John's, Newfoundland in Canada (a beautiful if economically impoverished old city, which I visited once as a teenager) and Burano, Italy near Venice are two other examples that come to mind. I wonder if they come about organically just because the residents like bright contrasting colours, or there's an element of deliberate cummunity planning around them. In many other parts of the world I've visited, eg. China, building exteriors both old and new tend to be very neutral, of course that doesn't mean they still don't have their own kind of beauty, esp. the old neighbourhoods, but it's much more subtle.

Comment by Kathy Prendergast on November 25, 2018 at 10:52pm

BTW, choosing the paper to use for these collages is one of the most enjoyable parts of the process. I like the way different textures work as building exteriors; the paper for one of the buildings in another one of my street collages was actually from a large picture of a white duck!

Comment by Marilyn G on November 26, 2018 at 8:54am

Fascinating and attractive Kathy, it somehow looks a therapeutic thing to do!

Comment by Kathy Prendergast on November 26, 2018 at 9:13am

It is very therapeutic, almost addictive actually!

Comment by Cynthia Richards on December 12, 2018 at 12:56am

I love all your rows of houses... cindy

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