Saturday, June 29, 2013

Red Light Dandy

Red Light Dandy
For quite a few months I have been trying to take a photo of the store front of an establishment in Seattle's University District.  Either I did not have my camera or the photo did not turn out like I wanted.  Luckily, the store does not change its windows frequently.  I finally got the photo and decided I wanted to do a gum Arabic transfer of the photo into my new journal.  The transfer process failed but I had gum Arabic and printer's ink all over the photo.  After wiping it many times with a baby wipe I got it to a place that I was pleased. 

We love to watch Project Runway on television and the seed was planted to do a fashion piece for my new crown binding journal.  I recently was in Minnesota visiting my great art friend, Terry Garrett, ( http://whisperwoodartworks.blogspot.com/ ) and with his generous gift of many ephemera pieces the Red Light Dandy was developed to what you see.

6 comments:

tgarrett said...

I love seeing this- I knew you would have fun with those things- that looks like a great store window. Great piece John.

Cathy Farrell said...

It's great to see what your collaboration has produced - fun and interesting - thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

I LOVE this, John. I hope I'll get to see this in person when we do our journal swap next month. I hope you had a great time in Minnesota. We'll have a lot to talk about!

Catherine R said...

Great fun, John. I'll have to check out what the gum arabic transfer is meant to do - I seem to have bottles of the stuff from watercolour days.

Brian Kasstle said...

This is a great spread! It will be interesting to see what your trip brings out in your art???

Irene Rafael said...

this is a dandy! i can see the fun you had creating this. love it!!