When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

Archive for April, 2015

Zen Garden #16 Chair started

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Solair Chair, base underneath woven canvas and plaster Chair after woven canvas, plaster and sanding Engraving a general design with pencil in damp plaster Paint crevices with diluted acrylics, engrave more designs, layer different colors Plaster in plastic bags is squished out for pebbles, let dry

Sand when dry Chair before 2nd layer of color Layering colors First layer of color Add more dots as pebbles

Zen Garden #16, most recent of the Zen Garden series 29 x 29 x 29 inches mixed media on vintage Solair chair, in progress.

Initially the plan was to engrave pebble designs in the chair’s plaster surface, but since the circumference patterns turn out so interesting, I decided to continue the pebbles all over, front and back/underneath. They will be sanded down to almost flat, so the finished chair will still be comfortable to sit in.