Mark Making

Read more about the 2021 daily art journal and each month’s theme here.

February’s theme is meant to encourage me to play around with different mediums and art supplies. I’ll be marking up a small piece of paper with scribbles, blobs, abstract doodles, patterns, etc., and then using a 1.5 inch circle punch on my favorite bit to add to the journal. And if the holey paper left behind is interesting, I’ll keep that too.

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On the 4th, I recreated an assignment from a past art class that involves drawing to music – line making meant to reflect what you hear. I filled a small sheet while listening to the last movement of Concerto No. 2 (Summer, III. Presto) from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Oooh, it was fun.

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I used a dried sea holly bloom as a paintbrush on Feb. 8 and taped together toothpicks to draw with blue food coloring on the 10th. I thought it was time to experiment with alternative art supplies.

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It was interesting to experiment with using the flat edge of a scrap of cardboard to smear and swipe blue paint around on the 18th. The 20th is the result of dipping and dragging a piece of embroidery thread in house paint. Hot pink – whoop!

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More alternative art supplies for the 26th: smooshes of red acrylic using a tinsel bow. Flicked paint for sprays of green dots on the 27th.