April 17, 2006
Whiplash! Everyday Art
OK, I needed a diversion. Yes, a diversion - a small amount of time for me this weekend and I love love love the idea of Whipups new Whiplash! Here is what I did for the challenge.
I had a failed watercolor painting on heavy Arches paper, a stoneware clay heart I had made a last week and decided that they should meet up. SO ... I made a small foam cut relief print of my ever increasing flock of birds. (not to be confused with the Flock of Seagulls) and printed it. I chose a shade of pink I mixed up in waterbased inks and printed it onto the failed painting, which is now the background. I ripped it into size and added a pin back to the clay heart and clipped it to the new print. OK, it will go to the gallery today with me and be part of our tiny arts for sale in the card rack. More than just a card, less than a big work of art. It is an everyday creative piece. I always save and rip up, recycle my failed bits and pieces into new art whenever I am able to... which is most everyday...