A blog exploring the joy of art:
"I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way -- things I had no words for." -- Georgia O'Keeffe
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
In the mixed media online workshop with Strathmore and Traci Bautista, I learned about doodling and about playing with a variety of media. At the same time, I was looking at a plain black hat that a friend had given me. I had wanted to decorate that hat for some time. So I decided to draw on the hat and to play! This time, I used fabric paint, permanent markers, embroidery floss, buttons, and beads as my toys... um... tools. I had great fun with this hat and it was a good way for me to use up some of that button collection that I have made (I love buttons). I thought that the beads would add some brightness and texture to the hat so I added those, too. I might go into the hat design business!
Here is the hat:
Alice's fun art hat. I almost lost it in the wind today but, fortunately, was able to catch it.