Physical materials and experimentation are very important to my creative process. You never know when something deemed trash is reborn into a fantastic surprise! Mistakes, imperfections, rips, happanstance!
A fluid or viscous substance used for writing or printing or making an absolute mess.
Cardboard, cardboard, cardboard, cardboard, cardboard everywhere! It’s free and usually covered with great globs of tape and gunk. I use it all the time.
Rubber stamps rule. That’s it. I use them all the time in my large arsenal of mark-makers. Smudgy, inky, blobby, globby, fantastic. Drippy delicious poetry. My fingers always get coated with rubber stamp gunk and it’s usually hard to get off. That sucks but that’s l;ife.
Wood is like people, it comes in all different colors. I pick it up all the time off the street. Sometimes icky, but always perfect. My husband, dog and I go to the weird and cluttered lumber yard in our neighborhood that makes battered pallets and we get prime cuts there. Scraps, broken bits, awesome shards. We also go to Home Depot and browse the aisles like it’s Tiffany’s on 57th. The smells, the textures, the splinters. It’s heavy, It’s real, It’s love.
I know this is the digital age, but I love paper. And I can’t get far without my X-ACTO knife either. Oh, staplers are pretty cool too.
Snap pix of life as it whizzes by your nose and use use re-use. Print out. Mess up. Glue down. Repeat.