Artist’s JournalOctober 10, 2006
For some time now, I’ve been thinking about how to work on an artist’s journal on location. When Rian posted this photo of chalks being used for street drawings I thought all of those wonderful colors looked like little strips of fabric.
And I cut up bits of fabric and loaded them into the art bin. I realized that I could not put my whole fabric stash in the box so I decided to only include my hand dyed fabrics. I had a pretty wide range of hues although not all of the values were there. I cut them all into 1 inch squares because I like working in a grid. I also threw in a small pair of scissors, an acid free glue stick, some pencils, pins, needles and pencils.
Today I got the opportunity to use my art bin. My son had a doctor’s appointment and the receptionist warned me ahead of time that it would be a very long session and to bring a book. So I took my art bin and a brand new sketch book. I was hoping there would be an interesting still life in the waiting room; a plant, a lamp, whatever, to sketch. No such luck. There were only chairs and 2 end tables. So I just played around with the fabrics and came up with some interesting designs.
The best part of it all is that the time flew by. We were there for over 3 hours and I didn’t even mind!