Window grate rub - oil pastel on paper, inverted. Lower Pearl District PDX
It helps to have someone hold the paper for you.
Anna was excited for an Artist’s Playdate!
We rubbed this big ass rose with oil pastel.
Anna noticed these small numbers on the sidewalk and liked the way the 2nd 2 had been changed to an 8, can you tell?
We were on a quest for surface details to rub and discovered a few interesting features like this flower pictured above, but then became more interested in the textural glop of the sealant found on the same post, pictured below.
We didn’t make any super cool art today, but we had fun looking at things differently, thinking about things we would have never considered before. Staring at walls and curbs, fire hydrants and gas meters. It’s funny how focusing in on your surroundings can remove you from them in such a strange and magical way.
Try to take the time to look, REALLY LOOK at the little things all around you. Try to see things in a new way, if you can and make a playdate!