Monday, January 25, 2010

Snippets

"Snippet #1"

Happy Monday! So hey...do you create "Snippets"? I call older pieces of art that you tear up into smaller works of art...Snippets.

While I was working on my BFA degree many years ago...I focused on printmaking. I made hundreds of monotypes...many that were ready for the garbage can after printing! I found though that if I tore up the monotypes instead...I could create little monotypes, often with much better compositions. I framed lots of these because I liked them so much.

If you haven't already...try making a Snippet and let me know what you come up with!

Back very soon with my new dog painting...

"Snippet #2"

7 comments:

Shennon said...

Ooo! Snippet #2 is lovely! How were those swirls created? With a tool of some kind? Your hand? A rag? I miss printmaking...does this mean you got a (highly coveted) tabletop press?! This is Shennon, BTW, as if you didn't know by the tabletop press comment!

Gerushia's New World said...

Linda:

What a fabulous idea. Because, really...snippets can be isolated from any kind of work, can't they? Even our thoughts. You just opened up a whole new line of thinking for me?

Kim
Gerushia's New World

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
oh my gosh!
you snippets are fabulous right down to the name! oh this would be a fabulous workshop!

i love them!

Nancy Medina said...

These are lovely, and what a great suggestion Linda. I cut up some old paintings to fit into tiny frames for the arboretum show last year and had all these psychedelic scraps left over. I wish now I had saved them...

Donna said...

Love this! You've given me some ideas.

Hugs,
Donna

Diane said...

THose are so cool, Linda. I love them both! Can't wait to see the new dog picture! xo Diane

Karine said...

I make "snippets" too, but I think these two you have posted are MUCH lovelier than mine!