Back after a 10-hour road journey from the country-side in Rajasthan – my native place – I’m somewhat drained and feverish too. After all, the trip was quite hectic. In the span of four days, we were on the road for more than 20 hours – to and fro. But then, what an experience it was! I’ll share more on this, later. :-)
I was in no mood to get on the laptop, cook any more than just basic rice and dal or even take a nap. A scenario like this is my best excuse to indulge in some art!
So, with some black A4 sheets (card stock), a box of chalk pastels and glue paint – I was ready to explore an exciting art technique and bring it to you in this latest edition of ‘Made with Love’.
And hey, don’t forget to link up your creations at the end of this post.
This art technique is in the style of the great Canadian artist – Ted Harrison. I’d spotted this chalk pastel art on Pinterest (originally from this blog) sometime back and I instantly knew I’d have to try this along with Pari.
Yes, it’s pretty do-able for kids. And very open-ended too.
I cleared up Pari’s art table and invited her over to try something new. But, guess what – she was in no mood for art. She wanted to go back to dancing to the different beats on the keyboard/synthesizer, which she’d been doing since morning.
I’d never have her do anything against her will. As such, nothing, I feel, should be a ‘have-to’. So, it’s okay…
Moreover, to tell you the truth, I was kind-of happy to have all this quiet time for some uninterrupted art for myself! It doesn’t come often, so might as well enjoy while it’s here…
First, I draw free-hand lines and sketches, squeezing the glue paint out from the cone liners, onto the black sheets.
Once the glue paint lines are dry, the fun (but laborious) task of filling the spaces with chalk pastel begin…
And when doing this, I was thinking of the Kelp plant that float under water with its long stems. The whole scene reminded me of a myriad lotus bathed in moon light. I liked the textures in this one. What do you think?
Our galactic system – how it might look like when illustrated as a Mandala – is how I wanted this painting to look like.
And now, the entry that stood out to me from last month’s link-ups.
‘Made with Love’ Featured Entries:
A crib repurposed into a sofa! I love the philosophy and acts of upcycling and giving new lives to old, dying things… :-) Check it out….
Another upcycled creation – a bottle lamp. Lovely!
Would you like to be featured here?
Then, don’t forget to link up your own creations below. Show us what you made. Anything – that gave you creative satisfaction and made you feel light and destressed. Be it art, photography, food, poetry, pottery, gardening.
And yes, it doesn’t matter if you do not have a blog. You can link up something from your facebook album, pinterest, flickr etc – as long as it’s made by YOU. :-)
Talking about interesting art techniques, here are some we’d tried in the past:
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