Whew! I’ve been having internet issues and wasn’t sure I’d ever get this post up!
I wake up frequently during the night most nights and often when I do, some kind of inspiration hits for a creative writing or art project. About a week ago, upon awakening at around 3 am, the thought that jumped in my head was “CIRCLES”! Don’t ask me why but I suddenly knew I had to work on a piece that was based on the idea of circles.
This is still a work in progress – I have a few other things I want to add but it’s getting there. I have used the bottoms of paint bottles of various sizes to “stamp” paint onto this canvas, giving the look resembling where someone sat a drink and left a water ring. There’s also circles of Lutradur that I painted and inked, giving some sheer circles to the piece. I dabbed on paint with three sizes of Plaid Crafts round “pouncers” and by using two sizes of bubble wrap as sort of a stamp. In the bottom right hand corner, that’s the waste from some Pop Dots that I painted and inked. I pulled off the paper to reveal the adhesive and stuck it on to add some dimension. Then just above the silver circle you can see where I used the paper I pulled off – again inked and painted. When I first started the canvas, I used some silver paint as a wash to give some luminescence to the piece. I wanted to echo that silver again so I used the seal from a peanut butter jar that I embossed (just using a stylus) with some swirls. There are two pink circles (to the right and left of the silver circle) that were formed out of cotton yarn that I glued on and painted over, again to add some dimension.