not a doodle


inkjet print, frottage and drawing with conte 19.5 x 28.5 cm.

I love how inspiration can come from something seemingly half-mindless like a doodle, as I wrote about previously. Just posting about them and reading your comments set me thinking again about the stack of proofs (test prints) on my studio table that I have not wished to discard even as they take up precious work space. I sometimes cut some up for cards and sometimes think of using parts in collages (but haven’t).

This morning, still in pj’s and a cup of coffee in hand, I felt the urge to do another rubbing and drawing from a deeply etched copperplate onto a section of an inkjet proof. Here it is in all its imperfections but I’m pleased enough to show it off. I hope to do more, maybe it will even become a little series. A good start for the new year!

January 4, 2012 in Being an Artist, Drawings by Marja-Leena