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17 April 2011

Artfest Creation #2

And now the by-products of my class The Art of Silliness with Carla Sonheim, her highness the Squeen:) Not only did we have fun being silly and drawing randomly I got a button to boot. (I'm easy to please)

These are blob drawings, you scrape a blob of paint down and then try to find the image with what's presented. I think mine were a snail and a walrus.

Another drawing exercise we played with was called one liners. You had to draw a shape using only one continuous line. I like my elephant and even though my cats are whonky I like the childlike quality to the drawings. I can't remember if it was this exercise or another where we had to draw with our non-dominant hand. That was really interesting to do.

One of the last exercises we completed was to make a wire "drawing" of a bird and then flesh it out with fabric scrapes. I haven't given him a name yet but yesterday he learned how to stand on his own two "feet". He slightly bobbles around a bit when you first let go, but settles down and stands up straight:) He's wearing the button I got.

It really was a great class and good to have on the last day, since I was exhausted from staying up late to wrap up my earlier projects in anticipation of show and tell night.


Carla Sonheim said...

I just LOVE your bird! Such a great little guy...

beenebag said...

Thank you, Carla:) Who knew scraps of fabrics could have so much personality:) Thanks again for such a great class.

Glenda said...

I like this bird, but my favorite will always be Ramone. He has a place in my heart.

beenebag said...

Thanks! He's standing on our mantle right now and cracks me up everytime I see him. I have gathered materials to make Ramone, just have to find the time. I like the technique we used to make the frame of the bird out of wire and with Ramone's skinny little legs I think that will work. HA, I could make a line of clothes for his little stylin' self:)