Learning about urban art....
I didn't use the rust effect stuff... Cool that it was...I just wasn't drawn to it.. Crazy I know but just was something I wasn't drawn to yesterday. Little did I know that KenT has a circle things and warms up by making lots of circles and there in his work a lot too. I had made this stamp a while back...so it just felt fitting and then he asked me about the circles too.
Which I was thinking about shapes on my walk this morning in the rain...My grandfather taught me to see with shapes...if your going to draw something break it down with shapes and it makes it easier to understand and draw... so I've always done that and shapes have a meaning I think too. I love a good square and a hardy chunky circle too. What do I feel when I use those shapes? A Square makes me feel balanced and equal all things are as they should be...and a Circle has the unity going on and it's about bringing of things together so to speak.. Rambling I know but think about what shape you like and what it makes you feel like when you use it and possible why you may use it? After walking on this meditation of shapes more might come later but had me going so much so that I did a few sketches.
So I saw the red cluster of the Jack in Pulpit leaning over about to complete it's cycle, and the rain was pouring down with the little Voles crossing the pea gravel path... as introduction was being carried out, quickly I sketched what I had saw in front of me while walking jotting down notes as he went along. My oldest daughter would get in trouble for this in High school...hmmm wonder where she got that from... the doodling and listening thing. By sketching it get my mind in to the focus mode and just because I'm who I am I need to do something with the hands...so a sketch pops out..
So then went in to the Urban Art mode and this is Felt paper or the underlayment paper you put down before roof shingles it's so cool. Oh Crap did I say that already...my excitement has the best of me..
Being able to work quickly and experiment with product or their lack of it and simple every day hardware material is so freeing..
Well now Blogger is being a bit upsetting this morning....I can't add another picture on. So I'll just leave everything the way it is..
Off for a morning walk and much needed catching up of my own art busy stuff and then heading to Create again for the Artist Fair tonight and to an art tribe friends opening... Life is good.