contemporary collage paintings
the process
Leslie Avon Miller

My life flows when I'm in my art.

Jean De Muzio

Saturday, February 14, 2009


These are tiny 2 inch by 2 inch collages, ready to send out for the MEME people. I have about 16 of them. More than being created, these were discovered in the studio and added to with additional elements. So Jo Horswill, Jeane (yes, you get one), Luisa, Dorie, I Love Black and White, Robin in Las Vegas, 13 Moons, and Ian please send me your mailing addresses. My email is leslie avon miller @ (remove the spaces). Once I send these off to you I will move on to larger works.
I didn't know what a meme was either, so here is what wikipedia said: A meme (pronounced /miːm/) comprises a unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices; such units or elements transmit from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. The etymology of the term relates to the Greek word mimema for mimic.[1] Memes act as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate and respond to selective pressures.[2]And a link to the weikipedia explanation:
A link to my original MEME post is here:
I like this quote. It seems to me to be about speaking with our own artistic voice.
You learn the essential skills, how to manipulate
the brush and how to handle paint,
and you study the works of artists you admire.
After a while, though, you have to be yourself.
That's scary, but satisfying.
T. M. Nicholas


  1. Love the tiny collages and the quote. Thanks for the great mention in the sidebar.

  2. Leslie, MEME for me? wow...thank you!

  3. oh how lovely are these tiny works of art! and what generosity Leslie to share with so many other artists......The quote seems very apt this morning when I am struggling to 'be myself' with the bookwork I am making - you have made me commit to posting the next stage on my blog tonight - thank you
    Ohh my word for verification has just popped up - fasta!!!!

  4. How lucky are these meme people!! What exactly is a meme person?

    I've been meaning to tell you how much I like the kanji like painting you do on your collages. So unique and so you!

  5. Robyn: And thank you for the award. I love your blog. It is such a treat.

    I Love B & W: Yes, you left a comment on the original post, so you get one! And we have that inuition to intuition thing going...

    Ms. R. Rose: Fasta! Live fasta! Be fasta! Create fasta! Fun!

    Willow: Kanji like yes, but more spontanious I think. I do have my own symbol for sleeping cat, and standing tree.

  6. i haven't been here for ages. my loss. love your Memes. will be back for more scrumminess soon.

  7. Wonderful and true quote...sometimes takes a lifetime to be "yourself" in art!'
    Your collages are "2x2" and pack a ton of punch! Lucky meme winners.

  8. Ooh, these are lovely! I was lucky enough to be receiving a meme piece from Jeane at ARTIT at some point. In turn I'll be doing my own meme soon! Happy Sunday.

  9. Kate: Always fun to have you visit! See you soon.

    Mary Ann: Maybe that is the point of it all, that we can spend a lifetime becoming ourself in art. The process is so much fun, isn't it?

  10. Just wandered in from a chain of sites. It amazes me how many wonderfully talented artists are out here in the blogosphere! I love these works of yours. I am always drawn to things that have an "Asian" kind of style to them. Maybe it is the colour, the brush work but yours really resonate with me.

  11. Yikes! 2 X 2? amazing! trying to think of a brush I have that would even allow me to work that small! oh, my mascara brush might work and in fact, that might be interesting - I get a meme? this is a very lucky week for me! thanks, will send address!

  12. Hey Leslie,
    thanks for choosing to follow my bloggy.. And thanks for posting what a meme is, but.. I think I am as unclear now as I ever was. More research needed..

  13. I feel a little bit ashamed because I didn't post the meme on my blog untill just a few minutes ago. The meme's are great and thank you so much. I will send you my adress by the email.

    btw the reaseon why I don't always comment on your blog is because the phylosofie in English sometimes is hard to follow, and I need time to think about what you are saying. xDorie

  14. Lovely, these memes. And thanks for the nice mention in your sidebar.

  15. Hello Leslie,

    I love the meme with the red dots, that burst of colour is great! The recipients are lucky people.

  16. Hi Leslie...I'm still here, these look great, how exciting to be recieving one of your precious collages!!! will email you soon. Jo :)

  17. Thanks for this - just posted my own version here:


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