Abstract Word Four

w17-2-11-words-01More words….

Fluid Cold Press papers, shellac,
Lamy Al-Star with Diamine ink (blue), Golden acrylics.

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Castle Pond at Laguna

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Missing home, simpler times.  Middle of the night.
I was thinking about the time I ditched school and me and my boyfriend
swam or walked from Main Beach in Laguna to my house in South Laguna.
Laguna kids always had their bikinis under their clothes!

This is an iconic view of the Castle with the pool in Laguna,
Owned by many famous people, one being Bette Midler.

The big black drip of ink costs extra.
As does the blob of pink which came off Baaaad Pat!

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Baaaad Drawing of Pat

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Maybe I should stay away from portraits altogether.
For one thing, they HAVE to look like the person or they are just crap!
So personal!  However, I post them all, good bad or the worst.

I reworked this bad sketch until the only thing left to do was to cover the page in black ink.

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Dentist

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Mitchell says this abstract looks  a bit bloody.
That is what you get when you are in high anxiety over the dentist.
BTW, this is not a phobia, but fear from past experiences in the hands of butchers.

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However, I was pleased after it was over.  She was good!  No pain!

Higher than a kite from drugs to get me INTO THE CHAIR,
the trip home was surreal, from picking up bad food to go at Fish Sauce
(so sad, they used to be good)
to the drive to the studio through NW Portland,
which Mitchell now calls little Shanghai due to the construction sites
blocking roads every day, because they can’t build a three story building
without needing the whole street to stand in,
AND then there were TWO (what are the odds) big rigs blocking intersections
— one jack-knifed and the other stalled.
Mitchell starting down a street then having to back up and go around
(did I tell you the contractors and truck drivers do not put up cones?)

Me laughing my arse off.

Got my daily sketch in before I fell sleep.  Drugs will do that.

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3d and 4th Collage Abstract

w17-2-2-nost-abstract-0477My third abstract collage… Mitchell likes but not me…
Really wanted something else and it is overworked; I like the idea of writing and writing then moving the inks but like it best when some of the writing can be seen as such…
But all new to me so happy with progress.

Black rice paper under soft cotton cream paper.
Inks, not watercolor.

w17-2-3-nost-abstract-0475And another save…. both of these I don’t like for different reasons…
Rice paper and Oregon grasses herbal paper.

I think abstract is like poetry.  I’m a bit uneasy trying either.

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Second Teabag Abstract

w17-1-29-nost-abstract-0484My second abstract teabag art…
With bits of both my and other people’s handmade papers.

They are so tiny and fun…

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Hearts + Flowers

Fooling around with cheerful flowers for a handmade card for Mitchell.
Doodling while watching British Mysteries…
Grabbed some of my shellacked papers to play with,
and a dip back into markers and pencils.

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SPRING IS COMING!!!!!!
I swear.
Even though it doesn’t LOOK like it!

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