I see Nicci In CPS!
How to Inspire your Art Journal...... Page 53 SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE!!!!!!!!
Have to say...JUST WAY TO CLEVER!!!!!!! CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!!
i bought some of these printable cds over a year ago with the idea of putting together some of my photographic work, and sending them out to galleries to query about show space. i didn't get around to that, what with shipping myself off to georgia (and now back to Ohio).
i thought about it for a while, and burned myself a mix cd of some songs. i am also working on a trade with someone. but what i am really trading with them is art, not music. and so i decided to try out drawing, with posterman pens and silver ink and gelly rolls... i am a little scared to shove it into my powerbook, but i love how it looks. now i am tempted to print the rest of my blank cds and hang them on the wall, installing each with music for a different mood. then i could literally take the art off the wall and listen to it, recording the content of the cd not with words, but pictures that evoke the sense of what is on the cd.
is anyone else painting/drawing/gluing on any non traditional surface (ie, anything other than a canvas or sketchbook or flat paper?) post it here!
we need more activity and inpiration--at least i do!
today i made some 1x1 inch charms ready to be sewn or wired on as embellishment or as decorative elements in art. these are made of three kinds of paper, watercolor, and marker, and marker edging. unsealed.
i also made some blank versions, just in case the urge to make more strikes.
i would start using these, but i can't find my twisted beading wire. it's around here somewhere, hiding from me!
there are reasons people who could otherwise have a studio in their home do not. i am beginning to see the wisdom of having an off-site studio. when you have a studio in your home, people assume you're ok to chat anytime they get bored and just walk in and blah blah blah. especially on their days off. *twitch*
you can see some charms (similar to these), in action, if you go check out some of my vinyl postcards:
you are beautiful - vinyl postcard
xox - vinyl postcard
i have been revisiting screen printing recently. here's the last piece i finished, which i have been thinking of working on. some people like it, some people think it needs more color runs.
this is a reduction method, so the only parts i can currently change are the blue areas. the rest of the screen is painted out. to see how this was done, you can check out the tutorial linked at the bottom of the page. please don't click it until you really consider this piece as is (the original concept drawing appears with it, and might influence your thoughts on this piece if you see it before you consider the question.)
i'm on the fence.
what do you think?
tutorial in the screen filler reduction method