I got it in my head that I wanted to add text to the painted beads I’ve been working on. I like words a lot so artwork that incorporates text has always been appealing to me. The artwork of Barbara Krueger is a good example of what I’d like to do.
Since the images that I’m using come from collective drawings (see blog entry “Lost School Beads”for more information about collective drawings) it would stand to reason that the accompanying text would also be collective and from the same bunch of weird-o’s. Fortunately, over the years we’ve done as much writing as drawing and saved a considerable amount of it.
Like the drawings, the writing is written in a stream of consciousness fashion. It makes little linear sense but contains lots of tasty little word combinations that everyone can enjoy such as:
That’s all I got for text beads so far. What’s unfortunate is that in order to make the words readable they almost have to be written in block letters. Collective writing loses it’s zing when it’s typed because you don’t see all the different handwritings. I think text on the beads is kind of the same way though I’m going to try to work around that. I need text on the beads.