Monday, February 23, 2009

down and dirty...

So it was an experimental art class...just cutting loose and making art...having fun...not taking myself too seriously...
getting dirty...making a mess...being unruly...

Over this random scribble I used my thick graphite pencil to write something
that was on my mind.
Playing with inks...what can I find...


defining my find with charcoal...

String art with inks...
string makes the coolest marks...

finding a face...

more playing with ink...

discovered this guy...

but then I found this lady showing all...

what do YOU see here?
or here...

17 comments:

M said...

WOW - Angela. I see your Unruly girls looking like a thriller/horror movie I watched last Saturday night on the Sci-Fi channel -- oh oh. Your freehand art is great. I have to admit I am a Rorschach Test lover. I love to look at black ink patterns to see what i can see. In your "black ink" blots: the first one I see "Marie Antoinette" big hair and a lovely scarf tied in a charming bow. However, the second one, is a little bit more intriguing and I won't share my first thought at least not on a public blog - so, here is the second thought, I see a lovely one piece black bathing suit with a belly button hole cut away for the little jewel to peek out and therefore: Project Runway, beware, Angela is on her way! Marlynn

wburgcanchaser said...

So was this class what you expected? Did it meet your needs? Advance your sketching?

I see a big fuzzy lamb in a tutu, for the first one. Haven't quite figured the second.

wburgcanchaser said...

oops pushed the wrong button, wanted to say too, sometimes 'pushing or playing with a string' makes us look at our work differently... if that makes any sense.

Happy creating...

Linda-B said...

The art is great and looks like so much fun. Hmmm -- I see a panda bear reaching for a luna (lunar?) moth.

margo said...

I love working with chalk. It's easier to clean up than paint. Love the interesting designs. I see a wolf running forward, away from humans.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I see a piano player, a metel sculptor working a sculpture or a mechanic, a spider in a web spinning it's dinner prepartions for later nibbling, a woman with broken glasses or an ice pack on her forhead, maybe a butterfly landed on her forehead and two faces back to back with their thinking cap on, soaking in the inspiration of the sun, or the two faces back to back with one encouraging the other to reach out and touch their dreams.

That was fun!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Tiglizzyclone said...

To me that Rorschach looks like Bigdog robot.

Masasa said...

I saw a buffalo in the first. Need to look again at the second.

Looks like a great time, overall...a good class.

Wild Somerset Child said...

I have just discovered your blog and will be following it from now on. I have to tell you how much I love your books - I have just ordered 'In this Garden and can't wait for it to arrive, and was given a copy of 'In This House; by a dear friend, which set me off on a journey of dreaming. I love the prompts and 'building blocks' - most of all I admire and love Nina Bagley's 'Winter Conservatory' - so ethereal. I know this blog is not the place to tell you this but could not find an email address. Thankyou evertheless for giving so much pleasure. Ann (from UK)

ac said...

What you all 'see' in my ink blot spill - is amazing! How differently we all see things...
and hear things...
and do things...
Though this class was not as much about sketching as I thought it would be...it was a good time...and just art playing is an important door to keep open...so the good stuff pours out.

Garden Painter Art said...

Angela:

How fun to take an art class. I haven't actually sat through a class since my days at the art center in Pasadena. Wonder how different it would be for me now, as a 45 year old woman with kids?

What I see in your ink blot is a praying panda bear.

Kim
Garden Painter Art

Wburgcanchaser said...

I had kind of sensed you were looking for more drawing skills. I can tell you are interested by your sketches. I laid to rest one of my favorite art students today. It has been a very grieving week but one thing I use to do with them in the beginning of the year was that kind of string project, just to get them thinking outside the box. You, however, are outside the box. I hope you find an artist to help you sketch. CB

LES said...

I see Orville Redenbacher.

Joyce said...

The first ink blot looks to me like Groucho Marx in a top hat and tie. There's nothing like an art class to get the juices flowing. I took a metal embossing class over the weekend and had a blast sanding out the winter blues, and this Thurs. night is our third get together for Creativity Boot Camp. So much to learn and so little time. Love it all!

BARTLEBEE said...

One day a psychiatrist was performing what is known as the Rorschach Inkblot test. The patient looked at each blot, and each time identified them as a "naked woman".

Finally the psychiatrist put down the inkblot cards and said to the patient, "It seems you have a preoccupation with sex".

The patient noticeably irritated by this diagnosis looked at the psychiatrist and said, "hey, you're the one showing the dirty pictures".

robin dudley-howes said...

Hi Angela
I love how faces and images appear in art especially out of seemingly chaotic lines and space. These are fantastic pieces. I spent some time looking at your blog and scrapbook. You have had such a rich life. I had no idea of your acting career.
cheers!
robin

ann h said...

What fun you must have creating this art.I'm going to do it too.