Would you believe me if I told you that this drawing was inspired by an oil spot in a parking lot?!?
While walking through a parking lot after a storm last week, I came across a perfectly circular, perfectly beautiful oil spot on the wet pavement. (Yes, I'm the crazy lady that stops in the middle of the road to take photos of the ground!)
The rainbow spot reminded me of the sharpie tie-dyed t-shirts that I had just helped Tyler's class make at their year end party. That made me wonder if I might be able to re-create the same effect on paper. So, after an unsuccessful attempt using sharpie markers, rubbing alcohol, and index cards, I pulled out my water soluble markers and started to play....
There is tremendous joy to be found in experimenting with supplies in new ways! In the end, it turned out that the simple combination of water soluble markers and a spray bottle filled with water created some pretty remarkable results.
And to think, it all started after seeing an oil spot!
It just goes to show how important it is to keep your eyes open, because...
Inspiration is everywhere!