Quiz: Art or Crap? | How About Orange

May 09, 2007

Quiz: Art or Crap?

I bought a set of colored Sharpies a long time ago for some project or other, but now I can't remember what for. I pulled them out just now and doodled a bit, which was nice and therapeutic. But I'm still trying to think of a way to make doodles into something decent. I'll keep working on that...

27 comments:

mere said...

I love the paisley - and vote for "art"! this could be a great design for embroidered felt something? the colors (and maybe the design a bit, too) remind me of mexican folk tiles.

Ashley said...

Definitely art! I was going to suggest embroidery too--the corner of a pillowcase maybe?

Lotus L Vele said...

I agree with the comment that doodling is therapeutic. I've been experimenting with Sharpies too and I kinda like the soft feathery edge they make on my paper. Your doodles are cool... keep going!
Lotus

Sarah said...

Jumping on the bandwagon - definitely embroidery designs

Erin said...

Definitely art! I'd love those swirls and colors embroidered on pillowcases, growing out of the corner of a purse, or blooming from the pocket of a pair of jeans.

shaz said...

great! if u don't find something to do with it... would you consider letting me use it on a website design?

Rebecca said...

Art! What a great fabric pattern for a table cloth or skirt that would make! Also concur with the embroidery verdict for pillows or napkins... On another note, way to go with taking time to doodle & zone out! We could all probably use more of that 

kate said...

I vote art. I love drawing with Sharpies, esp. on good drawing paper. I had a character design class where we a weekly required session of life drawing, and I always used my Sharpies. Unfortunately I don't have those pages scanned, but a few of my other sketches are done with Sharpies -- you can check them out on my illustration site www.nealteak.com... I think this one is the most successful. I love the inherent lack of control caused by the bleeding edges. I dunno. But I vote art -- doodling is the gateway to great things!
Kate from GDBar

feli said...

definately art. I wish I could doodle that pretty. :*)

Jess said...

Thanks, guys.
Kate! It's you! I love GD bar. And your sketches, too! Thanks a lot for the links. I'm so inspired. Wow, i guess Sharpies CAN make art!

As for embroidery, uh, I'm helpless. I've only tried it once (in a past post) and that was totally simple and I still struggled. But I can see what you guys mean about the design being well-suited.

Shaz, I'm still hoping to turn this paisley theme into something or other, but if I can't find a use for it, I'll let you know. Oh. Except I can't, because I have no idea who you are and don't have a way to contact you later. :)

Polka Dot Creations said...

Ooh, pretty. I could see it printed onto transfer paper and ironed on to the bottom of a white t-shirt. It would work as a standalone design in the corner, or as a border all around. I was also going to suggest embroidering it onto the leg of some cropped pants, but I see you're not an embroiderer (me neither!)

Miriam said...

I am totally into doodles. I have a blog about doodling (www.doodles.typepad.com). I think doodles are the drawing version of dreams.
Oh, and I vote ART.

Pieces said...

Absolutely art!

katie said...

You need to make them into Notecards and sell them on etsy.

Caitlin said...

ART!
Quilt pattern just waiting to get out, I reckon...

shaz said...

right... ok it's info@adventures-in-motherhood.com :)
I'd likely make it into a free theme, with credit to you, of course.

A&P said...

Art - have you ever doodled a whole 8.5x11 page? It's beautiful (or something like that)!

pamela said...

I'm gonna toss my vote for paper sculpture. could be really cool....

Beebee Mod™ said...

Should you ask???Like anything you would do would be crap! Puleeze!

Jess said...

Then I won't submit it to the REAL Art or Crap Quiz for them to use as an example. :)

Thanks for helping cure my inferiority complex.

Mahan said...

Sheesh, Jess, like you could have an inferiority complex when it comes to this sort of stuff? That's my job.

It's a doodle. And a darned creative doodle at that! The possibilities (as remarked above) are endless! Go nuts with this!

kr*st*n said...

That's funny...the past few days I've been doodling paisleys too. I was doing it at work (art teacher at b&g club) one day and the kids saw me...now everyday they want me to draw some more for them!

Beth Howard said...

you should use those sharpies on Shrinky-Dinks! They're so fun and amazing. I posted about them here:

http://stitchriprepeat.blogspot.com/2007/02/another-little-obsession.html

Joy Morykon said...

soo art! i just came to realize today actually how much i looove paisleys. Nice to run across this and remember again how much i love them. Thanks for reminding me

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Anonymous said...

would look like on a tshirt or jeans.
ZIg

Anonymous said...

would look nice on a pair of jeans or t-shirt.

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