explored the possibilities . . . art, life, love . . . in three words
Saturday, October 18, 2008
. . . indulged the wacky-factor
Oh, this will be BIG. . . I just know it. Here is progress on the first woven canvas I have created. It includes a bit of everything. . . painted crusty blue tape, handmade stamps, stencils, random marks, my own pictures that I've edited to black-and-white; long pointy sticks, strings tied in knots, wallpaper bits, pages from an antique etiquette book, spray paint. And it's not necessarily done yet. . . I can keep adding stuff. Now all I need to do is figure out how to hold the whole thing together. Glue it to some sort of heavy sold substrate (wood?); I could then even use wax/encaustic paint on it? Stretch the whole thing on a frame and staple the individual strips to the back of the frame?
Yesterday I googled weaving strips of painters' canvas. And guess what? Other folks have done this before. Can you believe it? I'm not the first?? I'm not a creative genius, but rather a tight-fisted slowly-going-broke "unrepentant scrounger" willing to use trash to make art? (I hope everyone recognizes sarcasm here. . .) But again, I will say, this will be BIG. . . because of the wacky-factor. Yessiree, the wackier a piece of art, the more people will love it. . . I guarantee it. But just wait for the next woven canvas piece. . . it will be even wackier.