Monday, March 17, 2008

Inspire me Thursday: Inkblots (and wine!)

"This week our creative prompt is Inkblots, specifically those used in psychological evaluation tests such as the common, yet controversial, Rorschach Inkblot Test. Choose your paper, add some paint or ink in the center, then fold in half to create your own inkblot."

What a fun combination, a good wine buzz and messy inkblots! After a few glasses I decide to tear out my paint and glop it in my sketchbook. At least I had the sense to put some wax paper on the opposite pages so that the moisture didn't seep through. And this is what I saw. . . a lunar moth and irises.

I decided to only finish one side since what I saw mirror-imaged each other. It's very rough and done quickly but I like the concept and I might try to plan out and redo this image on canvas.

15 comments:

melanie said...

I just wrote a comment but lost it, let me try this again...

Wine and inkblots... you just can't go wrong with a combination like that :)

This turned out great. I like how the moths mirror each other, but each page is opposite in color. thanks for sharing with us at Inspire Me Thursday!

Kirsten said...

These look lovely! I think they would look great on canvas too; what a great idea for a painting!

carra said...

Oh I like this! I agree that they would look great on canvas. Thanks for sharing.
Love,
Carra

Patricia J. Mosca said...

I too like the concept of the mirror images...Wine certainly adds to the creative process....I'll have to try that!! So lets have a creative wine party!

Anke said...

Oh my this is beautiful!!!! Wow! Thanks for sharing, smiles, Anke ;)

artbyjune said...

I really love this. Luna moth and iris...how evocative.

carla said...

This would make a stunning larger painting! The colors are so rich, and the composition serendipitously turned out so well balanced! Luna moths are such magical creatures - so big - like a fairy - and ephemeral...it's rare to see them very often! This is really beautiful!

Dawn =) said...

I love that this is what you saw! I was just thinking of inkblots today, I have no idea why!

lee said...

wow what great colour yours turned out great

Julia said...

O my how beaurifull this is !!!

Dawn said...

This looks wonderful....I love it. Especially how new it is. Hee Hee Hee. Any way, keep up the great work. I know it feels like we don't have enough time, but you do. You just need focus on what you spend your time on. Luv ya hun. Keep up the greatness!!!!

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

I think art and wine go hand in hand!! This is wonderful!

Nicole V Lozano said...

I have to agree with the comment above. It looks like you have the beging her of what would make a wonderful painint and the wine helps too. Great job!

johanna said...

that turned out beautifully!

studio lolo said...

I really like this! I think I'll give it a try. I already have the wine part mastered :)