A series of inkblots. Created a little while ago, in the midst of other deadlines, in a fit of desperation to make-and-finish something, anything. Even so the accordion set did not please me. The textures on the larger pages were interesting (Winsor & Newton Indian Ink, dropped or swirled or spattered into patches of water).
A parrot. The eternal game of finding patterns in ink and kettles and clouds.
A story. Another game, of finding a tale in the structure created by something else — in this case, something to connect ten inkblot drawings (it turned into a little story for patrons).
Art or writing activities:
- Make inkblots.
- Find other ways of making inkblot-equivalents. Dropped scarves become landscapes. Homewares become historical personages. Take photos of strange clouds.
- Find pictures in them. Draw or describe them into greater clarity.
- Take eight (or five, or three — the number will attract a story-shape, but any number will do) of any of the above. Fix up a story (graphic or written) to fit them.