Instead of progressing in an orderly fashion through the book, I am skipping around and completing the exercises that grab my attention. I used a palette knife to drag through acrylic paint and create my blots. I then used Indian ink pens to define my creatures.*To see all of my work inspired by Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists just click the label "Drawing Lab" below.
I saw a challenge and of course, I immediately had to accept it.
The challenge: "Create an "instant sculpture" using whatever you have in front of you right now. (You only have two minutes, GO!) Take a photo of it."
So I grabbed things from in front of me & less than 2 minutes later I had this lovely work of art, which I call "Happy Harry". "Happy Harry" was created from a crumpled wad of paper, two pushpins, two paperclips, and the wonderful - inspirational postcard from my dentist (reminding me to be there this Friday - uugh!).
The postcard reads, "Take a moment for the simplest of celebrations, and turn your face to the sun." The funny part is that Harry's crumpled paper face seems to be looking upward with a big a smile.
It has been a little while since I posted a page from my Wreck This Journal,so here's a lovely page of doodles.
The Instructions: "Doodle Over Top of This Page and in the Margins", which I did with a variety of markers and pens.
BTW: Keri Smith has a new book out this week, Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes. I haven't seen it yet (I looked yesterday), so I can't comment ... but I'm sure it's full of fun little ideas to give you a creative "nudge" when you need one.