|Love this book!|
When I started painting almost 15 years ago, I fell in love with watercolor, and was later introduced to watercolor batik by Michigan artist Shirl Hathaway. I painted with Shirl for a long time because she was such an awesome teacher.
After that, I took a mixed media class. The class was fun, but I admit I was so intimidated by painting with accomplished artists that I didn't try to get out of my comfort zone. Big mistake.
I'm only human, so I now I've picked up this great book at our local library for something to feast my eyes upon in the evenings.
Back to mixed media? I think not. I'm just so in love with batiks.
What this book has provided me with, though, is the idea for a next series of paintings. It will be called "Alphabetica Batik." For example, the title for the first painting will be, "A"is for _______, sort of like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone mystery series titles: "A" is for Alibi; "B" is for Burglar; "C" is for Corpse, only on a lighter note.
I'm still busy doing family commissions, but am hoping to squeeze in a few Alphabetica pieces here and there. But I'm thinking "A" will be for American because I'm so proud to be one.