Art Journal: Flies


My dad was a fly fisherman who tied his own flies. I've been trying to figure out a way to add these into my collage work and...I figured it out! My newest collage has a surrealist quality to it. My plan is to work out colors and designs in my art journal (pictured are my first three "sketches") and then use them as bugs flying around flowers. I think I remember my dad talking about the "grey ghost". I also like the Blue Winged Olive, the March Brown, Wood's Special, Eastern Green Drake and Royal Wulff. Unfortunately, I never learned how to tie flies, but I am excited about including them in my artwork!

What symbol from your life do you like to include in your artwork?


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