The camera takes a look around the studio...
|Top row: colour catchers; an inky accident in a Hungarian felt bag; threads - paper, silk, cotton, linen|
Bottom row: writing implements, and others, recently used; cutting implements; fabric sorted in drawers by colour
|Top row: more fabric behind glass; prints and drawings piled in chronological order; dyeing materials|
Bottom row: unused small sketchbooks; pads and loose papers; neglected pens
The "neglected pens" that got this train of thought going are, or rather were, gathering dust in a corner of a cupboard. Thinking to throw out the felt pens - surely they'd be dried out by now, I've had them for 20 years - I also mused that they were not a drawing implement I ever choose to use ... why? because of the dull, flat line they make, and the unwanted darkening of colour when they overlap. But had I explored their mark-making possibilities - of course not.
A few minutes with a pad of scrap paper found that most of the pens were still alive -
That was fun, and I really liked the "loose" marks and parallel lines, but I still can't imagine wanting to use felt-tip pens for a project. Hmm, never say never...
(This post is linked to Off The Wall Fridays.)