Friday, February 9, 2018

Lickety-Split

With my friend Simone as a role model, I keep setting out to make a quick collage postcard. My plan is always to pop into my studio, grab some already-painted paper, tear off a few pieces, glue them to cardstock in a simple composition, and add a dash of finishing touches with crayons/pencil/pastels.

In and done, lickety-split.

My dream is that I will whip out a collection of postcards in no time.

I keep noticing that it has yet to happen that way.

Oh, well.

Today I picked up a card I'd started last week (no lickety-split with this undertaking), and parked myself with some supplies while I listened to an interview posted online. The interview seemed to claim my left brain, making space for my right brain—which held the ink pens and pastels—to wander freely without interference from thoughts. Perfect.

A postcard.

In and done, as slow as molasses in January.

The Second Thing Happened Only Three Days After the First
4x5"; latex, acrylic, India ink, collage, and water-soluble pastels on cardstock
abstract
2018
[gifted]



12 comments:

  1. Oooooooh this piece is INTERESTING! Love this composition. And that little triangle of pink at the top that makes me want to go off the page and see what's happening over THERE!

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    1. SO much malarkey is going on in that space beyond the little triangle of pink at the top, Jen. You would have a BLAST! Thanks for your feedback re composition.

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  2. Well maybe Simone can make cards likity-split, but for most that doesn't happen: This piece is exquisite. As Jen said the composition with the vertical and the contrast of that triangle that leads to "malarkey land". Love the scribbles, and the orange dots in those pinks.

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    1. Thanks for your specific compositional and color feedback, Carol. Happy that you find this piece 'exquisite.'

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  3. I want to go exploring with Jen to see what’s going on beyond the pink triangle!

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    1. Well, what are we waiting for? There is fun to be had!

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  4. Great shapes and values! Everything works - now which way to 'malarkey land'?!!

    ....hmmm....now wouldn't that make a great title for a series.......

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    1. Thanks, Janet. Several unexpected happenstances entered into this one, pushing the piece from one thing to the next.

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  5. LOVE that everything but the kitchen sink pink! Laughing that my first thought was monster mouth. Teeth and gums. (playful) And my second thought is the badlands. Canyons and crags. Oh I could live there. Definitely ;)

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    1. Love the monster-in-need-of-dental-check-up image!

      Also love badlands canyons and crags—I was feeling a landscape vibe (cross-section) once this piece got evolving.

      Thanks for your artist's vision, Sheila : )

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  6. This is the best sleepover party I've ever seen! In the woods, camping out- the excited wriggling children all in their matching sleeping bags! Or..........a concert! Yes, this group has been so excited to see their favorite band that they can't stop dancing! It's wonderful, Dotty! and by the way, I was a brownie scout, too. :))

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    1. LOVE your interpretations, Laurie—thank you!

      Memories from Brownies: 1. sitting in a chair, working on making a sit-upong, and unwittingly stitching the sit-upon to my Brownie uniform, and 2. NOT liking door-to-door cookie selling!

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