Friday, August 11, 2006

Studio Friday- desert island


...if I was stranded on a desert island, what 3 art studio supplies would I bring with me?

This was like the Sophie's choice of art supplies - which beloved items can I leave behind and live without?? As you'll see from the photo, I chose my paintbrushes, watercolors, and colored pencils to accompany me to paradise. My logic was that I could paint or color on native items, or somehow manage to make paper out of the elements I found there. Watercolors would be very good on an island -surrounded by water- but I forgot my pencil sharpener, so hopefully I'd meet some friendly natives with sharp tools. This really was very difficult. I wanted to bring many, many other items - rubber stamps, ink pads, acrylic paints, decorative and watercolor papers, collage materials and other ephemera, to name a few!!!

...but I have often found that when I limit the number of items I allow myself to create with, I become very creative with what I have, so I'm sure I'd be able to make art without all of the stuff in my studio - but I should not have admitted that in writing!!

10 comments:

Carrie said...

There you go! You bring the supplies, and then figure out later how to utilize them! I like that!

LB said...

Yes, three "containers" of tools! LOL - I love that!

Laura said...

love it! what a great post! happy studio friday

APlanet4Creation said...

The three was hard for me too since I am a collector of stuff.

Tracie said...

Love the idea of using elements of the island for paper! That sure could have freed up an item for me!

Ouissi Gresty said...

Great idea about making your own paper...I know what you mean about the pencil sharpener...I chose a pen but what about the ink...wouldn't last very long...

Ouissi x

Anke said...

This is fun reading everybodies pick! I wanted to take so much other stuff too! Watercolors are great, I haven't thought about that! And if you make the natives some nice artwork, I'm sure they will sharpen your pencils! ;)

Ouissi Gresty said...

Hi

Forgot to answer your query regarding my name...

Ouissi is short for Louise & is a childhood nickname that has stayed with me. It is pronounced wee-zee...

The x is a kiss...

Ouissi x

Going For Greatness said...

Ah HA! I love your take! 3 containers of things... hee hee hee... I sure could jam a lot of stuff in 3 containers!! :)
Have a great Weekend!
~Gabi

dai said...

you don't have any paper with you. i'll let you have some!! :)