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.

A little recycle


Cleaning up the studio I found some papers I had used to protect my table. There was a Rorschach of black paint on one of them. Thinking of the painting a day scenario I decided to play a little. Here is what happened. I think I am longing for days in San Antonio and Santa Fe watching mariachis or flamenco or conjunto performers.