Thursday, July 19, 2012

Artist's Play Room: Pear (or other fruit)

LinkAt the Artist's Play Room, Jenn asked us to draw a pear this week. Although Jenn's blog is called Just Add Water, Silly, Jenn has to be silly if she thinks I could possibly draw a pear. I know they are supposed to be an easy shape, but I don't draw, sketch, or paint much of anything, much less fruit. However, I looked for a fruity rubber stamp and remembered I had this quiltlet I had made for a friend back in February.

So there it is, my apple rubber stamp colored with red, purple, and green dye reinkers that I stamped onto a portion of a dictionary page. If you want to see how I made the background using Staz-on reinkers and shaving cream, go here.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Dawn said...

Ooh, lovely Elizabeth. What a fab stamp and beautifully coloured.
Hugs x

see you there! said...

You may not draw but you have a great eye for color. The apple stamp is nicely enhanced with the inks you chose. Nice to see an apple among the pears :-)

Darla

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your quiltlets are always so much fun! This one would make a nice gift for a teacher with the alphabet letters & apple!

I almost caved and picked a different fruit, too, but I wasn't going to let a silly little pear best me!

Gina Sismilich said...

Beautiful quiltlet!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I just love this, so simple, but so I can't even describe - love it love it love it!!!! xox

Rita said...

LOL! I was thinking about using a rubber stamp or collaging a photo. I am not the best artist. But then, I haven't gotten started and I think I'd have to enter by tomorrow, right? Ooops! This week has gotten away from me with feeling sick for a couple of days. Anyways, this is very pretty. :)

~*~Patty S said...

You are funny E!

I like your not drawn apple very much especially the way you inked it!
oxo

Block Rubber Stamps said...

Amazing post. Thanks for sharing important post with us.

Carolyn Dube said...

Fabulous post! I love the way you you outlined the letters. Totally get what you mean about drawing!

Jennifer McLean said...

Gorgeous apple Elizabeth!! And, hey, I did say if you had to love another fruit, have at it, lol. I think pears got a lot of love and apples deserved a showing. Your homage is wonderful and very fruity. I can imagine that as a little girl's blankie!! Wonderful Elizabeth, thanks for playing.
Best,
Jenn

JoZart said...

Well you certainly got round that one and very nicely too!
Love JoZarty x

Gloria said...

Very vintage and quilt-like appleizing!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Lovely picture! Reminds me of a deep red, Macintosh Apple, part shaded - yum! :0) APR #15

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have tried to find a way to send you an e-mail or a comment, but since I'm not on Flickr, I can't comment on your always awesome art! I sure hope you'll return and see that I wanted to comment on and compliment your art.

Serena Lewis said...

Nice entry for the challenge, Elizabeth! You are talented in many ways.

VonnyK said...

I love your quiltlet and so what if you didn't draw a pear. I'll take a gorgeous apple stamp any day. I love the way you can put things together and they work so well. Love it.
Von.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I am an apple girl the whole way...actually like pears as well but I would draw an apple any day over a pear.... so I totally love this... and thanks for the link to using the shaving cream... soooo have to check that out...xx

Alice said...

haha! i know how you feel - i've never done food either. your apple is beautiful! i like the background, too!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your composition. Blessings!

Terrie Purkey said...

Great quilt - they're always such fun but this is one of my faves. Simple but so creative. The apple is colored perfectly and I love the text left showing through. And your techniques are always so creative! Terrie APR#7

Lou Anne said...

Nicely done! I think it's refreshing to have an apple in the mix. You are truly a divergent thinker.

Neesie said...

Apologies for my late visit Elizabeth...but I'm so glad I made it.
I love how you take a theme and then do your own interpretation...you always seem to have fun.
The apple is fantabulous and I love the background too.
Maybe I should think outside of the box some time ;D
Have a wonderful weekend! Neesie (APR#17)