I have a great quality T shirt that had the misfortune to have a company logo printed on it. I thought I could use acrylic textile medium and some highly-pigmented professional quality acrylic to blank out the white logo and create a blank canvas for some art… it hasn’t worked. Now I need to think about incorporating the original printed logo in a way that disguises it. I can’t use pure acrylic because that’ll create an inflexible crunchy bit on the T-shirt.
I have done many arts
I’ve been logging in to WordPress frequently, uploading some pictures… then getting interrupted by a toddler and forgetting to come back to this!
So to catch up on my daily art challenge I’m going to post several days in one go. Most days I draw things in wax crayon on the orders of my little one, who then tries to help with colouring, so this isn’t high art here.
Leafy sea dragon 2003
Yeah I know, I’m posting old art again. Oil pastels on card.
I got stuck
Something the art challenge has revealed is that if I get stuck on a piece, I stop making art completely. So here we go; this is the piece that messed up my challenge. I’m going to move on to another project now. I just don’t know what yet!
I was given an old African radio about 10 years ago, which is made of recycled electrical components and fencing wire. Its recycled beer can covers had been bothering me for a long time, so it was time to beautify it. It now has pride of place on my kitchen window sill and yes, it still works. Whoever made it was a master of his or her craft.
If anyone plans on copying this… beading onto a frame while dodging fragile electrical circuits was harder work than I expected. I’m not completely happy with the finish, but I am not doing this again.
Unless I find another African radio…
Playing with black ink
I like making art using a jumble of steam of consciousness text, this one on motivation. I seem to have lost my old ones and didn’t have time to do a self portrait today, so went for a Rothko-style block of colour.
Son of Magritte… almost
I’ve been putting off finishing this painting for 2 years, because getting portraits wrong is embarrassing. It’s even made me pause my daily art challenge. Must try harder…
Big Zentangle 2016