Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A spread in my Altered Recipe Book

On July 14, I discovered these Caron Crayons which I had received for Christmas one year. Since I had never used them, I decided it was time to try my hand at some hand drawn art.

I was surprised when I opened the Caron Crayons to find they weren't crayons at all, but chalk. I already had the materials I wanted, including the sticker from the cantaloupe I had eaten that day.

It wasn't much of a stretch to try my hand at something simple like the cantaloupe. I have some vines growing in my garden and one thing I know is they have little yellow flowers. Although my cantaloupe looks a bit like a childish apple rather than a cantaloupe (how many times have I said I can't draw?), I was happy with the way it turned out. I began by laying down gesso on the page, then added the tissue while the gesso was still wet. When dry, I drew the cantaloupe, added the sticker, vines, and flowers, and called it finished! Yes, I know I can't draw, but if I try with simple shapes, maybe I'll get up nerve to try something more difficult one of these days (like squares)!

Don't forget that in two days I will unveil the first of my disintegration projects. Today I will be shopping with Kathy and Dana. Kathy is coming to Wichita and we are going to a scrapbook store in Andover, a small town just east of Wichita. We are also going to visit Michaels and probably talk about lots of art. So, I will try to remember to pack my camera and show all the fun we had today!!

2 thoughtful remarks:

notmassproduced said...

realy like this

Dianne said...

I love the pastels! you shaded it, the strokes are rounded to suggest volume...looks good to me! very effective spread!