Friday, September 16, 2016

- Playin' around

Retrospective (9/26)

Patch #260 Pectens irradians


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I told Deb Sposa I wanted to do the optional assignment that she gave her students here: http://artisun.blogspot.com/2016/08/jen-mullen.html


I started out by playing with Inktense pencils (in place of water colors) ...


rubbing the pencils on damp tea bags that were molded over sea shells ...


Then I played a bit with the ones I didn't like as much, just to see which background fabric might work best in place of batting (are you noticing how much I'm not following the rubric?) I also wanted to see how small and tight I could make stitches before the tea bags tore. I even tried using a coffee filter (middle right), but it didn't have as much personality as the tea bags (plus, there was the rubric to consider) ...


As I held one patch up to the window I thought, "Pojagi" ...


So we'll see where that goes (damn the rubric, full speed ahead) ...


I've also got this sunset ...


and this guitar from last night's Mystiquero serenade (with the lyric "I'm not leavin' 'til I'm done") rattling around in my brain ...


So many things to try, never enough hours in the day. And I'm still 14+ patches behind on Remember 2016, remember?

4 comments:

Liz Lystra said...

I love them, maybe I'll start drinking tea

Liz Ackert said...

Ha! Im going to rescue some of the larger ice tea bags today. Who knows where that might lead ...

ARTISUN said...

So cool Liz what you are doing to the tea bags, sorry I haven't posted close-ups yet of the tea bag art by Jen. I keep forgetting my camera at work, and my loader thingy is here at home. One of these days soon.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks so much for letting tag along on this ... no rush on pictures as I totally understand how packed the school year is (some memories don't die, even after seven years!)

Meanwhile, I tea-dyed some white flannel thinking it might be an interesting batting substitute. So much fun!!