Alphabet Soup

You may think I’m a little nuts, but do you ever find yourself inspired by paper?

In my local art store recently, I saw a mini 6 x 6 inch pad of my favorite drawing paper, Bristol Vellum, and I got so excited by the small square size that I had to buy it. I knew that just looking at a small white square in front of me would make me excited to draw. It’s the simple things—thank you Strathmore for making that cute little pad! Here’s the first product of this delightful little paper:


“Alphabet Soup,” 4 x 4 inches, pen and ink (available in my shop)

I cannot tell a lie, the drawing here was not completely inspired by the paper. I started out with an 8 x 10 sheet today and the intention to draw a second alphabet. The general swirling idea developed there, but something went awry with that composition. So, I moved to my new pad intending to do something different, but the swirling alphabet just felt right on this paper. It’s funny how things happen. I am constantly reminded that art is about the process.


2 Responses to “Alphabet Soup”

  1. 1 dirk January 7, 2009 at 6:58 am

    nice type, and i totally agree… paper can be very exciting, especially square!

  1. 1 Abstract Sunday « blue bicicletta Trackback on December 21, 2008 at 4:44 pm

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