Box of Rain

"Everything that is new or uncommon
raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it
an idea of which it was not before possessed."
Joseph Addison

365 Somethings is a year-long project with Hanna Andersson. This is our second joint 365 project where we challenge each other to delve deep into a small, repeatable project that we affectionately call a Something. It's a quantitative goal rather than a daily goal, so that means that you CAN jump in now. 

Abstracts #88-99

mixed media, thread and ink by Tammy Garcia

3x3" ink and thread on watercolor paper, #88/365

This is kind of a standalone -- in my mind it's a continuation of the stitching explored in #76-79 Beyond the Thickets.

ink abstract by Tammy Garcia

echoes en route, 3x3" ink on watercolor paper, #89/365

ink abstract by Tammy Garcia

escaping clouds, 3x3" ink, acrylic, charcoal pencil on watercolor paper, #90/365

ink abstract by Tammy Garcia

3x3" ink and thread on watercolor paper, #91/365

ink abstracts by Tammy Garcia

3x3" ink and thread on watercolor paper, #92-95/365

I'm calling this set "shout" because they are SO bold. Went back to that wild vertical line I was working a LOT earlier in the project. I'm just really into it. Four asymmetrical abstracts with a similar look and feel.

abstract ink by Tammy Garcia

3x3" ink on watercolor paper, #96-99/365

#97 is a tribute to "box of rain"

“Maybe you're tired and broken, 
Your tongue is twisted
With words half spoken
And thoughts unclear
What do you want me to do
To do for you to see you through
A box of rain will ease the pain
And love will see you through”
:::🌈🥀☠️Grateful Dead:::

A note about materials: These cards were created with J. Herbin and Noodlers fountain pen inks and some Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay inks. I'm incorporating a smidge of silver acrylic paint for shine... and charcoal pencil for soft grunge marks. 

365 SOMETHINGS challengers

A bunch of people have joined Hanna and I in our quest to create this year! Check the group on instagram at #365somethings2018. Plus lots of folks sharing their sketches, drawings, lettering, journal pages and creative cards for their projects in the Daisy Yellow FB group

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