I have been starting out my mornings drawing Paint Puddle people and uh - pups, peeps and ponies and find that it is a relaxing way to start my day - sort of like the thoughts pour from my head and out through my pen onto the paper - like a drain
After being captured by Elizabeth Bunsen's paint puddles I decided to try my hand at some. It is a very interesting exercise .... I can only imagine what a Jungian would have to say! It is very meditative to sit and search for images to appear and to left your brain draw what it conjures up.
I started by just puddling watercolors in a small journal (and yes it would be better if I let them dry before turning the page to paint another - hence the speckles) Last night when it was quiet I opened up and started searching and drawing with my Pitt pens.
Judi took me on a visit to Hiromi Paper Co. yesterday. OMG its a good thing I am on a budget because I could of spent thousands I tell ya - The paper is fabulous - I was drooling - I know sad but its true! They have the most delicious Japanese papers. I must say I did come home with a few and can't wait to try them out. And to top it off there was a very cute store pup who came to greet me several times. For those of you who have seen the movie up you will get this ... "I just met you and I already love you"
Thank God for Judi! Otherwise I wouldn't know very much about all the fabulous places in Los Angeles ( where I have lived for 20 plus yrs btw ;) )
Oh what one could do with those very large sheets of paper - ahhh - sigh!
I will take one of each please - uh, no I won't unless I hit the Lotto
There is nothing finer ... a day with a great friend, incredible visual stimulation, shopping, and food - yeah, she introduced me to another haunt - Fritto Misto - more pastas than one could ever want!
These are the kind of days that keep you going ...