We are in another Blog Hop! The theme for this hop is For the Love of Art. I wasn’t quite sure what to write for this post. I mean it goes without saying, that I Love Art. Doesn’t everyone? And then I started thinking- maybe not.
Take my kids, for example- we went to the Museum of Modern Art a couple of years ago, and while I walked around fascinated, they couldn’t wait to leave! They weren’t sure what to think of some of the art there, and in some cases, maybe they needed a little more experience to grasp some of the exhibits. At least that is my hope- that they will eventually love Art as much as I do!
At MOMA, one of my favorite pieces was an exhibit of different (I’ll call them) marks on different media. They were simple, yet interesting marks and patterns, and I enjoyed seeing how the materials interacted with each other. That is one of the things I like best about some of the work, I do. Trying different inks and paints or other materials, and using them in different ways, on different surfaces, and seeing how they interact. I then bring the images into Photoshop and manipulate them even more, blending the images in a myriad of ways. It isn’t super elaborate artwork that will hang in a museum, but it often ends up as interesting marks on different media.
I am currently working on some videos that will be available in the near future- some free, some for sale through Easy Scraps Digital Downloads– on using Photoshop with artwork and combining images digitally in order to create new art. And while that is more complicated than a simple mark on paper, it starts with exactly that.
So, in the spirit of celebrating the Love of Art, even simple marks on paper, I have included an example of using graphite and pencils with Versamark ink in a Resist technique. I will cover this in more depth next week, but for now, here is a sample card I made while I investigated these materials. It started with a simple mark on paper, and through the power of Photoshop turned into this…
The image at the top of this post features a necklace made by Kelly Mae Kreations. I met the owner, Violet, through an online class that I took from Kelly Rae Roberts. Violet, and I belong to a group of like-minded Artists from that class. We call ourselves the Creativity Tribe and today, our group is hosting another blog hop. So I hope you will have a chance to visit Violet, and the rest of the talented Fly-Tribe as we celebrate our Love of Art. Enjoy!