I've been successful at creating one of these drawings each day this week. It's so much fun to play with new art supplies and these simple drawings seem to build themselves. I have been focusing on doing subject matter that I've already drawn or painted so that has helped me to create so quickly.
When my mother passed away, my sisters and I had the overwhelming duty of cleaning out a home that included many generations of keepsakes and belongings. In the basement I discovered a damp box of damaged silverware that I hauled home and tucked away for what I had hoped would be some kind of craft or art project. I have since used them as subjects for me and my students. Today they seemed to belong in my recent, dictionary page series. I like the different patterns and tarnished surface of the silverware.
I was creating this series in a square format but no matter how much I tried, I just couldn't crop off the silverware drawing. I think it works best in a vertical rectangle. I added the text digitally but have hand lettered the text on some of the pieces that I've given or sold to others.