Lately on Saturdays I’ve been creating a “Saturday Apple” – an apple that is pretty but simply painted and that doesn’t include any post. It was a bit of a compromise with Doug because I was spending a lot of time on the weekends on my blog. And, it was a way to get a little break for myself too. Today I sat down around noon and instead of just pulling out the paint I was dying to try a technique I’ve been researching. It is a method to transfer printed images onto a surface. It allows the artist to incorporate images into the piece without using a college technique that can lead to deterioration (ha in about 100 years or so) but…
I have really wanted to try it – but when you experiment you have to be prepared for failure even when it is accompanied with inspiration. I knew it was going to take a lot more time than a Saturday Apple but it was really hot out today and after planting a couple of new $2 Lowe’s special salvias, I was ready to cool off.
I had a lot of fun making today’s apple. I used fabric, gesso, thread, paint, scrap paper, and the image of the apple you see is my Zentangle Apple from Day 151. Is that cheating??? I used my own apple to make another apple. Anyway – I used this transfer technique and then stitched and painted and beaded – oh my!
I’m lovin’ making art. And honestly I cannot wait to create without constraint!
Day 303 was created in a bunch of stuff! See above :)
In The Studio
1. Countdown – 62 days to Apple-A-Thon!
2. In The Studio – Process pic of the day
3. Apple Recipe of the Day – Apple, Rhubarb, and Cardamom Ice Cream
4. Interesting Article Of The Day – Have you tried Dry Needling For Your AS? I have and it really works for me!