Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Romping Around

Took a quick romp with charcoal pencil, paint, collage, and ink to make a card for my baby sister.

She and I share many conversations about following other than a beaten path, so I followed other than a beaten path in creating this card, trying some new-to-me stuff.

Happy birthday, Marj! Do notice the hidden forbidden treats …

Baby Sister's Birthday
4.25x5.5", charcoal, acrylic, collage, and ink on card stock
abstract
2016
[not for sale]

8 comments:

  1. Hey Dotty! Welcome, charcoal!
    Looks really nice: charcoal has it's own rough beauty I think! (But it also makes always a mess too...)
    Love your explorations in colour and mixed media!

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    1. I appreciate your recognition of the qualities of charcoal—the initial lines and scribbles were free and fun. Then, as I continued to work on the piece, smudges everywhere! Plenty to learn, once again. Then I went on to use the hot pink ink to make a pattern of dots, and that ink had no interest whatsoever in drying—even with a hairdryer! Again, plenty to learn! Thanks for your interest in my explorations in color and mixed media.

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  2. Dotty, you romp, you swim, you play...and all with art supplies! Lucky baby sister. This is awesome and I love the sweet hidden gems!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! Baby sister is currently doing a 30-day dietary reset that doesn't allow most of what is in the recipe I collaged to her card—she'll laugh at those thinly veiled forbidden treats!

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  3. Loved the bright colors, the overall happiness of the card, and the hidden, forbidden treats!

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    1. Thanks, Joje! This card will find its way to Marj's hands at lunch time today.

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