Wednesday, June 29, 2011
School's Out for Summer
Instead of a piece of spaghetti, (TOO LIMP A NOODLE FOR MOI) I used a piece of linen string which I impressed into the scrap clay. Perhaps there are too many "cells" or spaces in this one to fill. I usually like to have a different texture/design in each discrete section, and this would mean ... a lot of textures in small spaces and might be too busy.
with my blackberry.
Originally, my inspiration for this adaptation in polymer clay came from an old art "lesson" that I used to do with my Grade Six students to get them to try to expand their repertoire of shading techniques. I presented them with a "spaghetti noodle maze" and they had to fill each section with a different design or shading technique. Over the years I have amassed a number of these that I have done on my own. The current zentangle-zendoodle approach in doing mixed media is nothing new.