Category Archives: ink blots

Watch the Birdie

This morning I was going through small artwork from the last year and found these drawings. They are each about 5.5″ x 5.5″, on card stock created with brown ink.

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Bird 9. Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

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Bird 8, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

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Bird 7, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

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Bird 5, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

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Bird 3, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

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Bird 1, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

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Birds 4, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

Take care all!

 

 

More Ink Blots

These have become a meditative bit.

Let ink blob around on a piece of paper.

Set aside to dry.

Return and imagine what could be done with more ink.

Ink Blot Lady $35.00

Ink Blot Lady $35.00

Oops, sometimes you find people in compromising positions. So sorry sir.

Disarmed Ink Man $35.00

Disarmed Ink Man $35.00

Or find people coming and going.

Ink Hipster on the Go $35.00

Ink Hipster on the Go $35.00

Blot on the Go $35.00

Blot on the Go $35.00

A historic figure and his horse have come to rest on the drafting table.

Jogging George Washington blot $35.00

Jogging George Washington blot $35.00

and his Horse $35.00

and his Horse $35.00

There are close-ups.

A Black Eye $35.00

A Black Eye $35.00

And there are views from above.

Pierrot Above $35.00

Pierrot Above $35.00

One never quite knows what will appear when playing with ink blots and blobs.

Surprise $35.00

Surprise $35.00

Ink Blots

There are few things easier to create on purpose or by accident than an ink blot.

There is so much and so little to read into one. We can check with Rorschach for that.

I am taking a year long class with Carla Sonheim. One of our assignments was to enjoy making and adding to ink blots.

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Lady Blot $35. 8.5″ x 11″, ink and colored pencil on paper

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Revolutionary Blot $35. 8.5″ x 11″ ink on paper

As the clouds build outside, I have hunkered down in the studio to enjoy some music and continue this ink work.

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Surprise Blot $35. 8.5″ x 11″ ink on paper

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Dancin’ Blot $35. 8.5″ x 11″ ink on paper

Behind the scenes I have been working on a new series. Having become the keeper of the family photos, I have boxes of inspiration from photos dating from 1920-1945. There will be more on that in future posts.

Read what you like into these blots, Hermann Rorschach would, hopefully, have a heyday with them. Funny thing, I actually knew one of his descendants.