Well, hello again. We have an amazing week of weather here. I’m taking advantage of it a little (ok, a lot) by doing some garage door painting outside and even doing a little art in my garage, where all my art supplies sit. Well, that’s a lie, really… I’m looking at my art supplies and apologizing to them for not giving them any attention. Must be Catholic guilt.
This week, another stencil by Jessica Sporn is being tested. Offered by Stencil Girl Products. I’m joined by other great artists (links below) to test out the “cascading leaves”. Stay with me here.
So, I’m trying to figure what I want to do with the stencil. My art supplies are way back “there” in the garage.. so what can I get to and make this simple? I was cleaning windows and I noticed that my paper towels had a very cool, and somewhat similar design to the stencil I was testing. Crazy, right? or serendipity? I love the texture of paper towels in my art.
Here’s my garage with my supplies and stuff Now, look at all that? That’s what I’m keeping. Am I crazy? Ok Ok.. Let’s not go there again.
(Oh, and p.s. if you are local, I will be selling some arts and crafts along with couches, chairs, kitchen table, bookcases… send me an email if you are interested.)
Sorry….back to art…here is the paper towel..
I grabbed my bag of lace and paper stuff, a bottle of red paint, portfolio crayons, Collage Pauge and a paint brush… oh yes and a journal book.
Started by taking a teal crayon (what? where you expecting a different color?) and rubbed it all over the towel, then I rubbed it with a damp paper towel to blend it a bit. Then, I drew in each stencil leave openings with a black crayon. Smooshed around a little. Did it randomly. Glue it down on journal page.
Now, what.. oh yes.. pack another box to bring downstairs.. move some furniture around.. my dog (Dixie) needs to tinkle.. make travel arrangements for my executive… ok, back to arting on my kitchen table. Move my dinner plate over to the side and collage a little more.. and don’t get any medium in your chicken. Wait, that might explain something. No, I kid I kid.
What did I have in my bag that I grabbed? C’mon Judy, get creative here. What can I do with only a few supplies? Ugh… a challenge. Or as “Inspector Clouseau” would say “a shallaaaaange”.
I really had a hard time with this one because I have so much more on my mind other than art. I felt the deadline approaching, but was committed to the stencil drive. I don’t know about you, but when I’m worrying about something, I have a hard time focusing on other things. So, I had a talk with myself and said “self… what is your problem.. art should be good for stress.. get your act together, will ya.. chop chop”? I had to be a little tough on myself.. geesh. Can anyone relate??
I will be honest here.. I am not in love with the collage; I’ve done better, in my opinion… but I am in love with Jessica’s stencil. I can’t wait to use it again and again.
So, go check out the other Stencil Drive artists and see what they did with the stencil.
Thank you, Jessica, for inviting me on this stencil journey with you and so many other amazing artists. I’m honored.
NOW………for the winner of my long, skinny journal….. Congratulations Gloria Zucaro!!! Yay!!!! I’ll contact you via email to get your address.
Happy Spring!!! And thank you for your patience while I get through this massive purge/move. Don’t give up on me. I”ll keep up my art and post as much as I can. Your support means the world to me. I’ll also be on Facebook if you want to follow me.