Friday, November 18, 2011

Ink Art

Happy Friday everyone! Today's post will be a little different from the usual love letters to pens and journals. I wanted to share some of my (feeble) attempts at art with you! You may not know this, but I have zero creative talent. I try to draw things, they turn out terribly, and I become too disheartened to continue trying. Yes. I realize this is a terrible way to develop a skill. I still have no talent.

Back in 2008, I was hospitalized for a few months and while there, I had to find a way to pass time and keep myself occupied. I needed and wanted to try to express myself through art! I wish I could remember how I decided to do this but I imagine I must have seen something similar before. It is simple to do! I'd drip some India ink on Strathmore paper (watercolor/linen/acrylic), and blow the ink around with a straw in the general "shape" of what I wanted. Then I'd paint the ground with acrylic paint and use a thin brush to dot "flowers" on the tree branches. I think they're tree branches.

Here is an example of some of what I made! Sorry for the crappy pictures and weird angles.
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They're pretty simple to make, even for someone with no artistic talent like me! Has anyone done anything similar? I'd love to see them!


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