Monday, April 5, 2010

Test Pilot

I am one of a lucky group of artists being a "test pilot" for Susie Monday's upcoming Text on the Surface on-line class. Just like future students, we're working through a series of weekly assignments and exercises to discover different ways to incorporate text in our artwork .

One of the things we're doing this week -- our first week-- is focusing our attention on different styles of text. I had letters and fonts buzzing about in my head as I worked this morning. And so, instead of using my drop-cloth to wipe up the mess, I decided to stencil letters on it with the left-over paint. Look what I ended up with! Isn't it cool? I really love this detour! This is definitely going from my drop-cloth pile to my painted fabric bin.


I'll keep you posted on the all exciting things I learn and make; it looks like it's going to be a great class!

7 comments:

Beena said...

Colors and letter forms flying everywhere...doesn't get any better than that to me! (I'm a type freak, and have even designed a couple fonts). Sounds like a great class.

Natalya Aikens said...

oh! this looks fun!

norma said...

This class look like a good fit for you. What a fun piece.
Your pictures from CA are scrumptious, especially the one where you captured the wave!

Michigoose said...

Way cool! You are one lucky dog!

Carole said...

Hey Vivian! Good on you and this is a great little piece. I am fond of 'letters' on art work.

Marti said...

This looks very cool! ...and very cool the way it happened!

Kristin L said...

That class looked really interesting. By teh time I got to it though, it was filled (better in teh end as I've been very busy). I hope you get a lot out of it! Your play time inspired by teh class already looks like a lot of fun.