June 13, 2014


I'm in the process of getting everything ready for my Create workshops in New Jersey. But I couldn't help playing a bit too. I have heard from a few people that they think my plastic bag collection is rather brightly colored and is unusual. Well... I have to tell you that I am not a big shopper and I do use cloth bags for supermarket purchases most of the time.  I guess because the plastic is an art material to me, I have a more discerning eye for it. I pay attention to bags of different shades.

So I decided to play a bit with more mundane colors. Tans, grays, greens, whites and browns. Most common colors for supermarket shopping bags. Just to show everyone that even those drab colors can be used to create a vibrant piece of art.

A few of you might remember these mushrooms that I posted on Instagram a while back:
here they are printed out to size of my canvas and the abstracted tracing
my quick abstracted sketch
supermarket bags from my stash
then I got really involved in cutting and gluing and didn't take pictures
done with glue!
here it is with a bit of thread painting
See? Just your basic supermarket shopping bags. So go collect some and join me on Wednesday, July 9th in Somerset NJ for the Mystique of Plastique: Reuse, Recycle and Create workshop! By then this little piece will be wrapped around a stretched canvas and looking very presentable!


Vivien Zepf said...

That looks fabulous!

Vicki Miller said...

This is great! I love the materials you use, they are so inventive. You do inspire me.