I needed a jump-start (remember my last post…rest or PUSH!) and decided to join another yahoo group, Arttechniques (put your hands up if you belong to at least 5 of them). I joined their new Fat Book technique swap and finally had a brainstorm of an idea or two to use. In this swap you only have to do one 4×4 inch sample of your particular technique. No probs right?
And the catch is you say……weeeeelllllllll (as Lucille Ball used to say to Ricky) —– you have to make one for everyone participating in the swap! That magic number ……………118……so far.
Yeh, I have to make one hundred eighteen, 4×4 inch samples of my technique. Now you understand why this is such a good jump-start for me. Obviously I need to test my mettle, right?
All kidding aside, I’m really looking forward to this. Who wouldn’t? The prize at the end is………..I get 117 of them back! And ALL will be different. My mixed-media repertoire of techniques will grow. I can’t wait to get that nice surprise in the mail next year.
The cool thing about this swap is how you choose your technique. It must incorporate a homemade, inexpensive or recycled art supply. So here is a sneak peak at the beginning of what I’ve been working on. Bet ya can’t guess.
Okay, here’s a challenge. Tell me exactly what my technique uses and how I’m doing it and you will be in the running for surprise gift from me (no cheating, those who know what I’m doing). Let’s say we give it a week and see what the guesses are. I’m tickled about this one…hee hee.
See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,