Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Art Unraveled Day 2

Today was rather disappointing to me as I wasn't as productive in class as I would have liked. I really resisted the exercise in drawing. I do not like to draw and do not like what I draw when forced to draw! Moving on, I only produced a few pages that I even came close to liking so I have included them here. This first piece wasn't even one of the exercises we were supposed to be working on, but I got so frustrated I just grabbed the cover of the Harper's Bazaar mag I had and color washed , then drew with Sharpie around the face to frame it. This is my homage to Alma Stoller whose zine is full of this type of work and I love my first attempt!!! Part of the issue today was that I didn't have any appropriate weight paper to work on or markers (there are so many supplies to bring to these classes it's almost impossible to have everything you need that day) so it was frustrating. I made Jane take me to Michael's after we ate lunch to buy heavy paper, duct tape, and paint, but I still couldn't get it right. Ah, well.....

We pooled paper and "stuff" and I pulled this kitty pic from that pile. When Traci was scanning it the woman commented that someone was using her cat, so I had her put Dash's name on my page in her own handwriting. The page under Dash is plain, but I like the composition (I used bling and beloved duct tape!)

These next two pages are okay, better than some of the others. I may have to go back to them and work, but.........

Tomorrow's class is Modern Mark Making with the mistress of all things written..... Lisa Englebrecht (who has been featured in Somerset Studio with her exemplar alphabets). I have never done calligraphy and don't even know if I have the right nib, but......... now I know where Michael's is near PV mall so I can always scoot out at lunch again.........

1 comment:

LIZZEE said...

LOoks like your having a ball..I'm glad