Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Challenge 111: Monotangling Mooka!

This is my take on this week's challenge at I am the Diva CZT which is monotangling Mooka. I almost never do a formal tangle on tile with string. I am more of a zia girl. I did this on a 6" by 8" drawing sheet and so I had plenty of space to take mooka on a wild ride!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekly Challenge 110: Get Rid of the Box

This week's challenge at I am the Diva czt is about getting rid of the box. That is, doing an unbounded tangle without the constraints of boundaries. That has never been a problem for me; my challenge has always been to stay within the box. For this challenge I started with a painted paper that I made blowdrying fluid acrylic paints on tyvek paper. As the hot air blows over the paper, the paint moves around in swirls and rivulets creating interesting patterns. I shaded and drew lines to give the impression of the view of the land from a plane flying over, which is as far from the boundaries that one can get.

Below is a sample of the paper without the shading and drawn lines.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Book Box: Turning Old Book Into Storage Box

I had this very old book lying in the attic for a long time. Just as I was about to toss it out, inspiration struck me. I decided to make a book box out of it. As always, Google search came to my rescue. I found several excellent tutorials to teach me how to do it. It was quite easy to do. I used the tools and the materials I already had: Elmer's glue and a utility knife. What I learned was that I needed to put in a new blade after 50 or so pages. When I did that, the cutting went cleanly and smoothly. Apart from the drying time, cutting itself took about an hour.

With the ones below, I did something different. I cut only up to half way and made it like a shadow box. I inserted a collaged print into the hollow. You can see the print pages behind the image. Then, I stamped round the edges.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

How Does One Get to Carnegie Hall

How does one get to Carnegie Hall? According to urban legend the answer is "practice, practice, practice". Of course, talent and ambition help too. Elephant Lochanadevi practicing her standing balance is my submission to this week's Illustration Friday theme "Talent".

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Art by Indira Govindan. If you are curious about this and art in the yoga art series, please visit my Etsy shop