Tag: Art

Patterns ‘n Things

I LOVE experimenting with things to make unusual marks on my artwork. Like using Bubble wrap, crumpled wax paper, papertowels with patterns and other pattern making things.. recently i found a silcone hot pad at walmart… and it’s honeycomb patterned! I cut it up and use it all the time now. THIS one has bubble wrap and this rubbery shelf liner I found .. it prints squares if you use one side and DOTS if you use the other! Both are used (red paint) near the top of this piece. Can you see them?

Patterns are a way of life. Life is a pattern… everything in our lives has or is a pattern… think about it… even the rug Im looking down at has a pattern. Leaves on the trees have them… So who are we to think we can make up a new pattern? All we can do is find ways to put them together in PERHAPS a new arrangement. Then, you are an artist. LOL Sorry, I didnt mean to get so philosophical on you. But in looking out the window… I can see the deer have been nibbling on my patterns… I er.. um… mean leaves… and hostas… and it rained again this morning… so they will all be lush for them tonite.

More patterns… the netting behind these trees… I believe that was from an onion bag!… I thought it somewhat looked like a fence…

I bet you can find a few patterns in this giraffe piece as well… made mostly with gelli prints!.

Thanks for visiting..



Art Supplies

Today I was looking for some new pens. Sakura Pigma Micron pens. It’s amazing to me the sets available in stores and the varied prices. First you have to find the size you want. I don’t particularly like the 005 it’s a bit too much like trying to write or draw with a sewing needle. So I prefer the 01, 03 & 05 … and maybe the 08. Trying to find those has been quite challenging for me today. I did find one set of 16 pens I thought I’d love to have. it included those sizes and a few in between! I could suffer with it including an 005 but Michael’s in Westlake didn’t have that assortment, Amazon did for $29 – as a last minute thought I tried the website for Office Max/Depot/Staples (which is all one store now) and the SAME set was $51 SERIOUSLY???? Ok, may be time for a smaller set. I found a 6 pack that would do quite nicely… Michael’s… was Out of Stock. Amazon and Office etc didn’t even HAVE that set. WTH THIS is frustrating!

Time to call Michael’s and see if they are letting the public in yet. YES they are!!! Off we went to ENTER Michael’s. They had several sets and several loose ones so I could try them out. So much better and I even found a few I didn’t know I needed!

Who knew art supplies could make me happy at the end of the day!?

Hope you’re weekend is going well…

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