Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Time to Jump in Again
I brought a postcard size watercolor paper pad along on the trip and did a bit of drawing and experimenting with watercolor crayons and multicolored pencils. It's a medium that I haven't employed much over the years. I thought it would be a good stretching exercise since I wouldn't have any of my favorite supplies along with me. Portability was a priority in this case.
Several "Portals" I've encountered in my travels incorporated into one. A Balinese Gate, Moroccan archway and medieval doorway.
Inspired by a mosaic pattern.
Archways and hexagons and trying out a little of my indigo pigment from the souk.
"Doggerel" A snippet from a Moroccan storybook and applied to some backing from a thrift store frame, suitably distressed. I just love the expression on the dog's face.
I barely know where to start up on this blog again! I have so many images and stories, not to mention ideas I had before I even went on this journey. Here are a few sketches done at cafe tables and hotel rooms. The "Doggerel" piece I put together since I've been home just to get my feet wet.
I've had one good day in the bead studio and uploaded most of my picture albums and unpacked so I think I'm doing well so far. I have to catch up on other's blogs as well since my internet time was limited and I had so much to process already just catching up on my own days that were packed full of images and experiences. I thought it best just to jump in and post a few things just to get started again. We'll see how this unfolds!