I'm in the process of getting everything ready for my Create
workshops in New Jersey. But I couldn't help playing a bit too. I have heard from a few people that they think my plastic bag collection is rather brightly colored and is unusual. Well... I have to tell you that I am not a big shopper and I do use cloth bags for supermarket purchases most of the time. I guess because the plastic is an art material to me, I have a more discerning eye for it. I pay attention to bags of different shades.
So I decided to play a bit with more mundane colors. Tans, grays, greens, whites and browns. Most common colors for supermarket shopping bags. Just to show everyone that even those drab colors can be used to create a vibrant piece of art.
A few of you might remember these mushrooms that I posted on Instagram
a while back:
|here they are printed out to size of my canvas and the abstracted tracing|
|my quick abstracted sketch|
|supermarket bags from my stash|
|then I got really involved in cutting and gluing and didn't take pictures |
|done with glue!|
|here it is with a bit of thread painting|
See? Just your basic supermarket shopping bags. So go collect some and join me on Wednesday, July 9th in Somerset NJ for the Mystique of Plastique: Reuse, Recycle and Create
workshop! By then this little piece will be wrapped around a stretched canvas and looking very presentable!