My next art project…
I am very excited to have found my next art project. It involves my cartoons, my doodling, and the imaginations of visitors to the recent Gift Gallery At the Plate, where I displayed my artwork. Before I go on, I say, “THANK YOU TO ALL WHO AGREED TO LET ME USE THEIR FOUND-OBJECTS FROM THE DOODLES!”
Now, to continue. I concocted the idea when my spontaneity and my internal talking-with-strangers-who-become-friends gene got together. Here is what happened.
First, as I collected materials at Artist & Craftsman Supply to use for that weekend, I suddenly grabbed a small, green dry-erase board . Perfect for demonstrating my blind-doodling technique to Gift Gallery attendees.
Second, instead of explaining my technique, I let people try it out. Such trust to sit on a stool with your eyes closed, doodling, as people walked by. Then, like staring up at the clouds, each person found a picture hidden in the doodle. That’s it. Well, almost.
The image featured with this blog is a virtual tip of the hat to artist Rebecca Harrison’s mother, Debbie. Her doodle of a bird “flew away” because I realized after erasing it that I could document each picture by photographing it with my phone. (Wow, that sentence would have been quite confusing and nonsensical 20 years ago.)
And, so I have over 20 green-backed doodles. Stay tuned for samples as they come alive in fabric and, perhaps, into three-dimensional small sculptures.
Also, Happy Holidays to all!