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Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Mad Artist Party Part 3 - The Zines
Lately I have developed a fascination for zines. Okay, an obsession. And this was the one aspect of both parties that I REALLY, REALLY wanted to complete. I don't know why...possibly because I was drunk with creative power by then...or going insane...take your pick.
I asked Hot Rod to draw, paint or come up with some designs in the manner of one of the artists we were studying. I also printed off some artwork from the artist's to inspire him. He hemmed and hawed and rolled his eyes (while his twin sister was dutifully doing what I asked for HER artist party). Then he tossed these pictures at me and at first I didn't understand. It looked like he had sketched these crazy figures with these small Picasso images. For a moment, I thought he was an art prodigy and then I realized the Picasso part of the picture was the exact same size as the print outs I had given to him for inspiration!! What a stinker! But, the more I looked at them, the cooler his pictures became. I traced over them in black marker to make them easier to copy and by then I had realized that he had placed the Picasso's within his own artwork and that was darn creative.
So, here's Hot Rod's artist holding the Camel:
And Hot Rod's artist holding Don Q:
These two pictures became the start of The Mad Artist Zine.
I only have a lowly (and quite old pc) so I am a bit embarrassed to say how I put these zines together - they are a hodge podge of excel and word documents, scanned photos and artwork and cut and paste items. Somehow it came together. That is why I LOVE ZINES!!
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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