Today I scoured the aisles of a dollar store, finding all kinds of things I can create art tools from. Huh? you might ask. Art tools at a dollar store?
Yep. I'm preparing for the workshop I'll be teaching in August called Paint, Stencils, and Relief Printing: Adventures in Mixed Media. I already had a nice collection of lovely and unusual items for relief printing and creating interesting patterns and stencils, but now I have more.
Wonder what I might make of a swimming noodle? A bag of hair bands? A plastic basket? Sponges? Place mats? Art tools galore.... The fun is just beginning.
Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am a working artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in northern California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes, workshops, and private lessons, live in Calistoga, and have my art studio in Santa Rosa, California.