Interesting....i always assumed it would be rather difficult to get a blog up and running...but not these days! This has been relatively easy.
The fact that i'm even here is due, in large part, to Niall Young and his blog 'Dancing for Beginners', and to Christine Farmer, who told me about Niall's blog and suggested that i start my own. After spending time on Niall's blog i decided that i, too, wanted a place to share my thoughts and artwork with other artists and people in general. So, thanks to you both.
I always seem to be going in new directions with my artwork. About a month ago i started thinking of ways to use my super fine point Rapidograph pen. For awhile i've been using the .13mm pen for micrography (tiny writing in art) - more on that in a future post - and when i found examples of stippling, or as some people call it, hyperpointillism, i knew that was a direction for me!
I don't find the .13mm Rapidograph to be very good at 'drawing', but it is perfect for making dots!! This is the first piece i've made using this technique...the original is about 3.5" x 5". The image is of the glass snail that my husband gave me for Valentine's Day...it now sits on the windowsill above the kitchen sink where the light plays with the blue glass beautifully.
While working on this piece i was struck by, and fell in love with, the meditative quality of the process! And yes, it's slow going...but of course, i like that. It didn't occur to me until i finished that the process and the image speak of the same thing. Made me smile.