Friday, March 24, 2017

Because Of

Because of my wanting to make a bookmark to match the cover of a book I planned to read,

I scrounged around my studio for some sturdy paper,

found the black cardboard back I'd saved from a spiral binder, and

painted some background colors.

Because of the size of the black cardboard, I cut ten 1.5x5.5" pieces.

Because of cutting ten pieces, I now find myself creating a series.

Bookmark #7 joins the crew today:

Eddying Around in the Vacuum
1.5x5.5"; acrylic and ink on black cardboard
abstract
2017
$35

6 comments:

  1. Exciting and slightly exotic! Just love the bubbles, and the "jewelry" :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. The 'bubbles' were created with a Posca paint pen and were very satisfying to make—they provided just the contrast and compositional unifier I was looking for at that point, and came into being very intuitively. As you and I both know, be grateful for flow when it comes along!

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  2. Love those Posca pens! Love those pretzel marks!

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    1. The Posca pens are really fun, aren't they? Glad you like the pretzels!

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  3. Hi Dotty. So good to see that you can also paint on such a small size! I keep forgetting that. It is also something beautiful to give away!

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    1. Yes and yes! I continue to be surprised and delighted by what a small 'canvas' has to offer—the surprise comes when I discover repeatedly that small does not necessarily equal quick or easy. And, as you acknowledge, this small format offers a lovely way to give something beautiful to someone else.

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