HuMom has a box where she keeps odd & quirky stickers, stamps, labels & other small bits in. She said she finds inspiration in them. She doesn’t know what they will become but feels their creative pawtential. This is much like how today’s artist creates her works of art using collected vintage stamps to inspire her wonderfully wooftastic pieces.
Chicago based illustrator Diana Sudyka has both her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking & Master of Fine Arts. She worked as an intaglio printmaker for years at the Big Cat Press & would use the equipment for her own work after hours. Intaglio is the family of printing & printmaking techniques in which the image is carved into a surface & the carved line or sunken area holds the ink. It is the opposite of a relief print, where the parts of the impression that make the image stand above the main surface.
Diana Sudyka selects a stamp as her inspiration, but without a specific idea of the painting that she will create from it. “I let the stamp inform the subject matter & color palette. It’s a very intuitive process. The stamp is really just a stepping off point to get my imagination going.” There is also the narrative text & phases she adds that I know pawsitively doglite my huMom.
Let’s have a look at what I have sniffed out.
Do you have a box or container in which you keep collected inspiration?
Have a pawsome weekend. We remain under “stay at home” orders. Stay safe.
CEO Olivia ❤