Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Art Everyday Day Two • A Flower Begins

I started the day thinking about my Art Every Day project and thought I would make a raised a stamp. I used weather stripping foam on plexi. This is a great technique. You work opposite of the carved rubber block used for the owl prints
Instead of cutting away on a block to create the design, here you build up the design on the block. 

Flowers are a huge theme for me, I am very passionate about inspiration from the outdoors. Nature has the power to slow you down, shorten your steps, make you pause in its beauty as you rush by. 
I find it to be the greatest gift to artist and non artist alike.


This is my base for my flower print. A simple and solid shape printed with black textile ink on butcher paper. I love to work on butcher paper, it is a good place to work out designs before making a final piece.
 I use this paper for artwork with great results. I pretty much print and paint on anything! My favorite has be shingles from a renovation, shown here in a previous post, look behind the pillow.
What interesting "canvases" have you made art on? 
Tomorrow I will bring the flower to phase two, a final transformation.
 The second layer will be embellished as they say. Till then!

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  1. always so simply gorgeous!! you inspire me :)

  2. A girl after my own heart! I love that you packed your art supplies as you evacuated! Sounds like something I would do! Hahaha!

  3. We share a love of flowers. Simply beautiful!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your technique! I've got to try this one. Can't wait to see tomorrow.

  5. Beautiful, I love stamping, will have to make myself some.

  6. I have to agree with work is lovely..and I am inspired by it..:) It's wonderful to be part of such a special group ..

  7. Another great idea. I'd like to try this one.

  8. Your inspiration from outside - the way it slows our steps and helps us catch the beauty. Exactly! I'm a teacher, and going outside to supervise recess is a joy. The fresh air and bright light wake us up.

    Your work is lovely. I'll be back to check on your progress.


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  10. You are now on my list of people who inspire me! Hope to get your art some day, especially the peacock and the seven series flowers for my wall when my studio is up.


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