The day started off well.
I organised my room, took out the other canvasses
that I'm working on (didn't want to splatter them)
covered the floor with plastic and a sheet
and put my table right in the middle
of my little room.
Canvas has been prepped and ready,
little rolly drawer thingy out just a bit and
ink put into little bowls with
syringes at the ready.
Take a deep breath and squirt.
That's where it all fell apart.
I had ink going all over the place, propping little bits
to stop the ink running off the canvas and onto the floor.
Then the hard part, using a spray bottle to move the ink
around the canvas.
Not too much water or it will turn into a blobby mess
and not too little or it will just sit there and look terrible.
There I was running round and round the canvas
as if I'm doing some sort of crazy ritual dance
(it's alright the neighbours know I'm nuts)
squirting here and there and all the time
I could hear my teacher's voice saying
once the water's on leave it for ten minutes, ten minutes!
Yeah right, do you know how long ten minutes is when you're
in a panic, not a chance of that today lady.
Then the phone rang.. should I answer it??
Can't stand that ringing sound so picked it up
and it's dad. Can you drop me up the Chinese for lunch?
He doesn't have a licence any more so I had to say yes.
It was a blessing in disguise as I left the canvas alone
for more than ten minutes and it came out fine.
This is it all wet and runny
from up on a chair and
here it is this morning
I don't know what all the panic was about.
This is the background for a jellyfish painting.
If you look closely you can see jellyfish in there now, of course
I planned it that way (cough, cough).
I'm going to bring some jellyfish out with paints and the main
jellyfish will be made of texture paste and
anything else I can find to play with.
Now I just have to scrub the floor (sigh)
that stuff splatters further than you think.
It's even out the door and I forgot to put
my old painting jeans on and the peach coloured
pants I was wearing are now spattered blue.
Guess I've gained a new pair of painting pants,
so it wasn't all bad!
Linking up to PPF for the first time in ages.