Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Quick Recap

Ink Blot Domino Pendant by GreenSpaceGoodsThis is just a quick recap of our Ink Blot process. Thank you to our reader Jodie for the request :)

Not long after we started dating, Michael was moving into a new apartment. While helping him pack, I opened one of his sketch books and became incredibly confused. I couldn't figure out how he had gotten one of my sketchbooks! I turned several pages before realizing that they weren't my drawings. While I recognized the style and shapes, I didn't recoginize the complete images. It turns out we've been drawing the same types of images since before we even met. So, it just made sense to start drawing them together.

We sit down with a piece of bristol board and one person draws a shape. Then the other person adds a shape. We don't know what we're going to draw, it just slowly emerges on the page. (And it's all in ink from the beginning, so no mistakes, no changes!) I guess you could say that the ink blots represent two intertwining souls. They might not be perfect, but they represent the twisted thoughts of two kindred spirits.

After working on bristol for a long time, we started drawing directly on dominoes and converting them into pendants. This provides a slightly cheaper, but still original drawing for those who don't want to buy a large framed piece. We are currently working on some new fun versions of the blots that will be released in early March, so keep an eye out :)

2 comments:

soandsewcrafty said...

Beautiful!

blossomnbird said...

Wow that's gorgeous that you work together like that! ^_^

 

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