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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What I did on my Play Date

'The Power of Red'           2.5 x 3.5          pastel             ©Karen Margulis
We all need a play date every once in awhile. It was time for me. I have blocked off the month of May for my summer adventure preparations. That means a little downtime in my schedule. When my VIP friends called me to come play I was ready. 

I am very lucky to have such wonderful friends in my life. We love all of the same things and often don't even need conversation to have a great time. Lately they have been working on paper collaging. My friend's studio is filled to the brim with every art supply imaginable and lots of wonderful papers. If you can dream it...you can create it in her studio. I always love spending time there. But instead of a paper collage I decided to paint some mini pastels.

Working on some wildflower minis
 It was a great test for my Heilman Sketchbox. This is the single sketchbox. It has a great metal kickstand/handle which allows you to do a small painting. I find it easier to work on minis laying flat so I brought a small piece of foamcore. I worked on two paintings at once. Each one measures 2.5x3.5. I finished 8 minis and had a wonderful time.

Playtime with my VIP friends


Timothy Forry said...

I love your mini pastel paintings. And your friend's studio is what I dream about.

robertsloan2art said...

Love the poppy and the minis. Looks like the littlest Heilman is a great deal, I loved your photo of it with the two minis and your foam core.

That's so cool your friends get together like that to goof around with art and different media. Would be nice if I knew someone who did that around here, almost tried to start up something like that in my building once but we'd have had to take over the lobby.