Saturday, February 03, 2007

One more try at edm challenge 104 salt and pepper shakers



Last nite i collected all the salt and pepper shakers from all over the house...and we certainly have quite a few...the grid was fun...Prismacolor pencil in my small moleskine...
I had a few observations that I made...such as my grandmothers gold shakers...which i thought were matched pairs...NOPE not so...none of them match...and she had a thing for gold formal salt shakers..scads of them..then there were the salt cellars that she painted...there are several of them...oddly one of them was tipped to the side...who knew??

And how far we have come in two generations...to a plastic salt grinder, a pepper grinder that is a bottle with advertisement and a slew of fiesta ware shakers none of which we use...and hmmm my dhs fav are his sets of plastic salt and pepper shakers...what if some one judges us all by our salt shakers...and then why does my father buy me odd s&p shakers like brown bears and thanksgiving cornucopias...bad daughter that i am they now live with the cleaning ladies!!!

And then I was sooo bad....I have been having sooo much fun with my 48 prismacolor pencils that I ordered all 132 of them from Dick Blick......who knows I might need the other colors...they were on the doorstep this morning...and here it is ten oclock and i have not had a chance to sharpen one of them today....friends in and out all day at our play day...more about that later...but some pretty cool fiber art was getting done...A HUGE honking box as my friend Kim would say...bytw she might have posted our play day on her blog

6 comments:

Kristin Saegaert said...

Love your grid! And I was stretching it to get two of mine done! I'm impressed you took on so many - and done so well. I always look forward to your grids!

Mary Ellen said...

The bunny rabbit is hilarious! I love the harmony of colours that you've done with this. Really quite lovely! Cheers! Mary Ellen

Penny said...

Like your grid, hmm I wonder where all the rest of my salt and pepper shakers have gone..

Casey said...

Excellent! What a creative way to deal with his subject. I'm going to have to get to it soon...

Sherri said...

Hi!
I'm sooo... envious! I've been wanting that huge box of Prismacolor pencils for a while! I got the large wood box of 120 about a year ago from Dick Blick, and was shocked to find a majority of leads broken inside! I contacted Dick Blick, and was told apparently the folks who do the "picking and packing" in the warehouse aren't terribly careful handling the products. So they sent me a new box. Unfortunately, several of these are broken too.... I heard someone say they just put the pencil in the microwave and it melts the lead back together. I haven't had the courage to do that.. yet!!
Cheers!
Sherri

E-J said...

I like the salt-and-pepper-shaker spread very much. The colours are so effective - do you find the pencils stay put in the Moleskine, or do they tend to rub off onto the facing page?

Cool that you noticed things you hadn't noticed before ... Looks and sounds like a fantastically successful drawing session!