Sunday, June 18, 2006

Reading in bed

The idea for this drawing comes from keri smith's 100 ideas. I think it's number 32: draw some of your habits. I started with this one: reading in bed. I had several challenges. I don't know how to make the floor line. I also didn't know how to suggest form under the bedspread, so I made it into a quilt.

Maybe you recognize the cover to this one. I made the book cover into a panel as big as the wall as anod to an effective Japanese tradition. I've seen it done in prints. The angle is wrong. I wanted it to look flush against my bed.

I'm so enchanted by the book that I feel like I'm really in the McClusky world. Metaphorically, the book really does fill my room, so I'm the same size as the two girls. McCloskey's illustrations are so low tech. Just pencil, I think. Nothing derivative or post-modern about him. Just pure observation and skill. Now I'm on to Blueberries for Sal.


Blogger melba said...

I don't know if you have been browsing around blogs lately, but it is interesting that these last two posts could be used for challeneges that I participate in.
The one below could be for Illustration Friday; Dance. I love the movement in those dancing paper dolls, but I am sorry you were feeling blah.

This post could be used for Sunday Scribblings; Bed.

If you want to know more about the challenges the links are on my sidebar.

You might not like to participate in challenges, but I like the poeple I have met and getting ideas for my artwork and connecting and sharing.

Wishing you a lovely day....

10:45 AM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Hi Melba,
Coincidence? Hula Bula? I knew about the dance challenge, but didn't think of it when I made my dancing dolls. I'll look at Sunday Scribbles.

Your entry on healing (today or yesterday) was beautiful.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous melissa w said...

It's lovely and creates such a warm cozy feeling.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Hi Melissa,
That's exactly how I feel when I read in bed. I'm so glad I was able to convey that.

9:51 AM  
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