Thursday, April 7, 2016

Second Egg Hatches

Tuesday's excitement came in the middle of a mildly frustrating and decidedly inefficient experience purchasing ice-melt at Dawson's Hardware. I don't have anything nice to say about the need for ice-melt in April, so I'll say nothing further about that.

While waiting for the garden(!) department customer service guy to find me a bag of ice-melt, I spotted on the cement floor a nifty rubber tip—1/2" square with rounded corners, one end open, the other closed, and about 1" tall—that had come off the leg of something and was unlikely ever to find its way back.

I recognized it for its true purpose: to become a stamp in my studio with which to make patterns!

Score!

Second egg hatched today:

Stria #2
3.5x3.5", acrylic, ink, and collage on canvas paper
abstract
2016
[not for sale]

Growth and development:





First two hatchlings together:

                      

8 comments:

  1. Great score with gorgeous results!! Serendipity! Don't you love it when gifts appear like that? Here's to finding more!

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    1. Corinna, thanks for stopping by and thanks for your comments. Totally love when serendipitous gifts appear. I don't know what poor chair or other item is missing one of its floor protectors, but that little rubber tip is already living a happy life at its adopted home.

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  2. I LOVE hardware stores for those very random reasons! (in fact, I love to get a home depot hotdog when I'm there ( incognito of course). Love the second hatchling. He is finding himself in the middle of a gorgeous seascape. The boat, the mountain range, the rock indication the shoreline. Sweet!

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    1. I need to do more wandering through our local hardware store!

      So much fun to hear your seascape observations—thanks!

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  3. Hi Dotty,
    These colours are beautiful. I like how the orange works against the blue....

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    1. Thank you, Simone. I like the colors, too. It was fun to take my color knowledge and lasso those orange doodles from my earlier pattern making to press into service in this painting.

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  4. This reminds me of the Tootsie Roll song... what ever it is I think I see, becomes a tootsie roll to me! Or a ribbon boat...out to score giant Cheetos falling from the sky! Yum!

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    1. Sheila, I'm laughing out loud! The fun of abstract art, and artist friends who have lively imaginations, is unlimited!

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