Purple. I like it. It's a good color. I picked it as my "one crayon" in Sally R.'s challenge that's due to post on Saturday. So, for the last several weeks, I've been focused on purple. I want to go mixed media...not just jewelry. So, I started with some painting.
I actually had a ton of liquid media in purple--ink, markers, and dye. But, alas, I needed an excuse to run to Michael's late on a Saturday night so I decided to try some acrylics and bought about a dozen different hues of purple. I then went to town with some experiments on several different surfaces. Determined that I'm a bigger fan of paper and watercolor-y-inky styles than acrylics. But, that being said, I have some kinda cool effects to use as backgrounds that I was able to come up with on some wood pieces. Now I just have to figure out where to go from here.
I made a few sketches and then went shopping in my second-bedroom/craft-disaster-room for anything I could find that's some version of purple. I was able to come up with a pretty significant stack of goodness which, of course, has been piled up on my kitchen counter now for two weeks. Apparently if I look at it 50 times a day it will inspire me more. Uh, not exactly.Instead I just take pictures of the pile and dust around it. All those round shapes and soft yard and ribbon edges make me want to do something linear. Is that strange? I found that while I was in my collage class at Art & Soul a few weeks ago that I tend to put things in straight lines. I guess it's a throwback (or throwover, since it's still there) to my military side. We tend to line things up in straight lines. Or, for those of us who've been around a while, we used to...nowadays the youngsters aren't quite so straight and narrow. haaaaaaaaaa Now that I'm over 20 years, I can talk like that.
Anyway, I'm excited to sit down with this mishmashmosh of goodies and see what comes out. Think amethyst rocks, bright purple coils, and a delicious painted background. Will it work?