Tag Archives: drawing

Going From One to the Other

 

Mail art postcard,

First I made the background of collaged magazine papers. Then I drew the bridge and other details with India ink. Last, the little red figure was set in place.

There, my part of the story ends, and you supply your own next chapter.

June, 2017.

Woman Wearing Glasses

These mail art postcards were made with found papers and two drawings from my little sketchbook of the head of a woman with glasses. I don’t remember where I drew her, or when, and she never knew it happened. Anyway, this is how it all ended up. I’ve put her in two new situations.

 

Ink Strokes

The postcards were made in May, 2017, using India Ink on top of a collaged background.

Cutouts

A couple of artist trading cards. I made backgrounds from magazine papers, glued on the dark figures, and added details with India ink.

Lined Up

Here are some recent artist trading cards. I started with casual line drawings I had done here and there, glued them to the card with whatever else seemed to fit, and then added some paint. Or not.

Waiting Room Portraits

A couple of days ago I went with my husband to a doctor’s appointment, for his knee. We’ve been to this same location several times and each waiting room experience has been the same as all the others. The crutches, walkers, hobbling people; the same TV blaring in the corner; the dim lighting; the same brown scheme of the waiting room.

This time the room seemed even more crowded than usual. I got out my little notepad to draw, hoping to distract myself. I hadn’t brought drawing materials; I used my little memo book.

It did the job. We didn’t have to wait long and I was content while we were waiting. I find drawing helpful in situations where I feel overwhelmed or pinned in by people – it’s a space in which to escape.

Who’d think a 3″ or so notepad could do so much?