Laughing Dog Arts

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Botanik




I found this old book in a thrift shop.  I can't read it but it had a lot of cool drawings in it.  So I bought it, thinking it would be inspiring in my artistic endeavors.  The photo below is the first drawing I chose from the book to develop.  The next, color photo is the drawing I made and next is the beading I am doing on top of my drawing.  I drew on a piece of muslin with pens.  I'm having trouble with this post because I can't figure out how to make my words show up where I want them.  Haven't been blogging for very long, I still have a lot to learn.  Thanks for bearing with me.



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6 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Jan, to hell with the words going where you want....the visuals say it all!!!
I am---I will admit right here---pea-green with envy on the book! That is a pure treasure, and seeing what you have done with it is most inspiring. I love it!
I will try, if I have time today, to e-mail you some tips to help with the words/pics. The whole northcc server is down, so I'll be using yahoo, and may roll the blog comments over to there temporarily.
This book is a delight!!!!

Love--a very tired Anne

audrey said...

Jan, what a find! I really like what you are doing with the inspiration from the drawing. I am eager to see it finished. Don't you wonder what it says? Maybe it is some kind of DNA or an amoeba... LOL!! Whatever it is, you difinitely were inspired by it and I think it is so great that you are making a piece of art from it.
♥ audrey

Queenmothermamaw said...

Wow what a find. I can't wait to see it finished. You could really surprise us all on Mr. T's Creative Tuesday.
QMM

Jan said...

Hi Queenmmm, I don't know what you are talking about with Mr. T's Creative Tuesday. I better pop over to your blog and see what I can discover. Thanks for stopping in.

April said...

Hey Jan...I have to tell you that as I was looking at your original drawing (the one in b&w) I was drawn (no pun intended) to the dark places and they looked like petals to flowers. Such a cool design. But then when I see your colored version it seems like you have focused on the light spaces and now they are jumping out at me! I love how you're using your beads to accent even more. Can't wait to see your finished project!

Anja said...

Hi Jan, I can read it, it's german and made for Biologystudents and for you to inspire you. ;-)