At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Bamboo


Having photographed flowers in the garden recently I thought it was a good opportunity to share another garden plant, our ...Bamboo jungle.....





inspired recently by a post which  Danny Gregory did for the EDM challenge 'draw your foot'  when he used a bamboo pen,  I thought  haha!  I'll try making a piece of bamboo from the garden into a pen!.....but would it work....



here's the first effort


not bad....I used it like a dip pen with ink.   Then decided to refine the nib, so I trimmed it down more to a point




and tried various outlines....





I like the effect the pen gives with varying thick and thin lines - and the randomness of them...






and a quick drawing...

"So why does mum expect me to model for her!"


All in all I'm really pleased with this and intend to use more pieces trimmed to various widths -

yay lots of free pens!


- Thank you Danny for this inspiration -












16 comments:

  1. Clever idea! But... that is A LOT of pens, that bamboo jungle!

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    1. ..I know Judy, but I'm going with the theory that if I break one, I've got plenty of replacements..lol (:

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  2. Very sweet. Have a happy Monday Ann.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Ann - Now that is a challenge using a bamboo stick to draw. I have enough trouble with a pencil... :-)

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  4. Nice way to use what is around you!

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  5. Thanks Molly, Laura, Robert and Joan - it was a fun experiment!

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  6. Love that bamboo jungle Ann. Awesome! I tried following you but I think Blogger or google is having some sort of problems. I'll try again. Have a great week.

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    1. Hi Gloria - I've had the same trouble with blogger/google following sometimes!

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  7. Once again, my marketing mind races into overdrive! Handmade bamboo pens from North Devon! Your shop is growing by leaps and bounds! Pens, original art, a book about William! You are amazing! I like the lines you are making with your bamboo jungle.

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    1. Thanks Robin - I should have a shop...might get round to it one of these days (:

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  8. oh wow....never ever heard of writing with bamboo....amazing!

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    1. ....it's worth giving a try Diana.

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  9. Wow. Incredible! I'm sure William is totally pleased with the results and I'm amazed.

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  10. very clever! Don't you just love Danny Gregory?

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  11. Thanks Annie (:

    Thanks Chris - I agree, DG is so casual about what he paints.

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