October 28, 2009

First "Zetti"

Journal Page
8 1/2" x 11"
(Click on the Zetti to see the details!)

My family always laughs when I say that I'll try anything once! (Except for skydiving!) Well . . . here you have it . . . my first EVER Zetti figure! Several months ago I enrolled in Nancy Baumiller's "Collage Class". Lessons began last week with techniques for making backgrounds and borders, and this week's lesson was to create crazy, Zetti-style people.

Why has it taken so long for me to create a Zetti figure, you ask? Many of you already know that really scary things frighten the stuffings out of me. Believe it or not disembodied people and severed body parts fit into that "frightening" category! You might say that I've been facing my fears with this class. (Frankly when I saw all of the various body parts laying in wait on my work table, it gave me a great case of the "willies"!!!)

Actually, once I overcame my initial fear and started putting "Matilda" together, I really enjoyed the Zetti making process. Overall, I'm having a lot of fun with this class. It's forcing me to be more playful, to work larger and to try new techniques. I can't wait to see what's next!!!

Hope you're brave enough to try something "new" today!

26 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Terri; well, I for one, am happy you made the leap with Zetti. It took me awhile to get used, to them, but decided, when looking through the expressions and images, I found myself drawn to some of them - not all. I ended up getting a couple collage sheets and playing around and even ventured into a couple of their stamps now. One I might even use for a holiday postcard of all things :)

This is a terrific collage, love the border, colors and composition - just terrific! Welcome to the world of Zetti; you've created a lovely collage with it.

Lynn said...

Yes! good for you going outside your creative box and getting over the fear of paper body parts :)
You pulled it off so well and still created a collage that is so "you", it is stupendous!!! Is that a word?

I actually am still not sure what Zeti is, never tried it but I am assuming it is putting bits and pieces of people into one?

sharon said...

This is so wonderful Terri! It is zetti, but in your style...I see so much of your sweetness in this zetti...it really rocks!! I especially love the pink background technique! Well, I love everything about it!!

Cathy said...

it's fabulous!

whymsicalmusings said...

OH this is a FABULOUS collage! I love Zetti although I haven't done much of it I sure would like to do more!

I really need to take a fun class! I am going to be looking into that in the near future:)
XXXX
Becky

"MOI" Freubel said...

I see you "visually" sitting in your hobbyroom. Red cheeks of the effort and then....finaly ready with your first Zetti...dancing of happyness ! LOL.
Terri, this style Rocks !!

Lori Saul said...

This is so pretty in pink - wonderful "victorian-zetti' feel to this great piece - amazingly creative Terri!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

stepping up to the challenge beautifully Terri ... it does give us the chance to stretch and try something new
Zetti challenges me greatly!
this piece is wonderful with your special Terri Touches!!!
oxo

Janny said...

A real Terri Zetti, I love it;o)

Kimmie said...

I love her flouncy skirt ..... I imagine it might be a little bit like playing with dismembered paper dolls .... not toooo scary ;)

Alberta said...

And she is the prettiest, most lady-like Zetti girl I've ever seen. For some reason this style of collage is so liberating to me. It's a chance to be completely random and silly, and probably the fact that i'm WAY too comfortable with it speaks volumes about me!

Hanne said...

This is a fantastic collage!

Michelle said...

What a lovely journal page and a fabulously feminine & Zetti "Zetti." Looks like Nancy's class is too cool...I'm going to be stepping into her class a bit late (Friday if all goes well) so I'll have some catching up to do. So wonderful that this page looks Zetti but still, definitely screams "Pringle Hill." Bravo! x0 - Michelle

Joy said...

I would love to take a zetti class. Looks like you picked it up quickly!

A Dancing Mango said...

Terri!
You darling girl you.. Yes,
I got my "little something" from you and OMG.. it is not a little something gift it is a Wonderful "Big something"!!!
From the glorious Card you made to the Atc card and the beautiful Halloween necklace.. I can't thank you enough!! What a surprise!
I still can't get over it..
Thank you Becky from the bottom of my heart!
You will always remember me, as I am your 100th follower and a PRINGLE!

Thank you again!!!!I will weart he necklace tomorrow!
and share it on my blog!
Hugs, Darlene.. xo
Oh, I don't mean to change the sub. but 7 months ago, I did not know what blog was! I then found out! Then a few weeks later someone posted about a Vlog?
I did not know what it was! I then found out!
Now I hear the word Zetti?..
Can you enlighten me..? lol
Yikes.. is it scary?
Hugs, Darlene xo

peggy gatto said...

BINGO!!!!
you got it!

Jean said...

Terri,your collage is gorgeous!!! I love the little touches I see. The butterfly bowtie, the poka dot star. All that Pink!!!! Truly Terri Zetti!!

Trudi Sissons said...

Oh you poor thing - I can't imagine -most of my work must scare you...I hope not all of it. I had a friend who was deathly afraid of things that were larger than they were supposed to be, like oversized bobby pins :0)
I too am happy you took the leap because it certainly is easy to see you have a knack for it!

TheresainMS said...

I think she's great! I haven't tried Zetti yet but am looking forward to jumping in to one soon. Great job!

June said...

Fabulous journal page terri. Whenever i come here i spend longer looking at one collage than i do looking at many on other blogs ... amazing !!
hugs June xxx

Cathy said...

WEll Hello stranger! Sorry I've been MIA. Stopping by to see what you've been up to and I'm delighted at your journal page. Even though you're creating a bit differently, I can still see your style shining through.
Love your first Zetti piece.
I REALLY love your Gypsy piece in the previous post. Great color and composition!
Happy Halloween!
xoxo
cathy

Sandra Evertson said...

Very cool and such a delicious image!
Sandra Evertson

Amy said...

I love everything about it...such cuties--the 25cent sign is fantastic

Taluula said...

It's good to know you are getting right outside your box. I wonder when you will join the likes of me, who actively search out the odd body part especially from old mags. I was in the hairdressers recently leafing through a mag when I saw a pair of legs complete with trainers, and I knew right there and then I had to have them. Yes, I'm the phantom magazine ripper!!!

Anyway back to your Zetti collage, it's fantastic my friend and I hope the first of many.

Peggy Beck said...

Terri, I come to your blog because Marilyn Rock is my friend and I love the atc she won that was your art. It is great. I was laughing as I read about your Zetti figure as I too am afraid of a lot of things and avoid getting scared if I can. Nice job and a lesson to experiment and get uncomfortable. It pays off. Thanks.

Jules said...

oh my goodness, I am so in awe of your talent - your work is just, AMAZING!