Baseball Nut Icecream Bubbles

30 days of creativity

On Friday July 6, 2012, 10 – 11.30am, I will be holding a bubble painting workshop at the Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley, South Australia. I’ll be there in my daggy painting clothes with a bunch of 7-13 year olds exploring bubble printing and the art we can create from it. It is part of a school holiday program, but for those of you don’t have children in that age bracket, you are surely welcome as spectators. Drop in and say hi 😀

I preparation, I’ve dragged out the bubble paints and started creating again (after last week, which was pretty much a waste of space on all fronts, fall out from the nasty bug I had the previous week, I think) and since it is the Summer of Color and this week’s colour is due tomorrow, I chose to play with a deep purple, purple-pink, red and white – Baseball Nut icecream colours apparently (you guys in the US are spoilt for icecream flavours, I envy you this luxury :D).

They were definitely fun colours and I’m happy with the prints I made. I haven’t done any final artwork on these as yet as it is so cold here, they are taking forever to dry properly. As it was I had to drag out my hairdryer to touch dry each layer before I printed the next. It turns out that air temperature and humidity are crucial factors in getting a good bubbleprint. An Adelaide winter appears to be not conducive to sharp printing.

I’m quite happy with my haul from today’s experiments. I plan to do more, plus attempt a large bubble painting, so more to come, but for the moment, here are my submissions for the Baseball Nut challenge over at Summer of Color.

Purple-pink-red 1 bubble painting

Purple-pink-red 2 bubble painting

Purple-pink-red 3 bubble painting

I definitely have some ideas for the second one. The others I’m still pondering. I quite adore the colours.

Here are a couple of close ups that caught my eye.

Purple-pink-red 1cutout bubble painting

Purple-pink-red 1 verso

This last one is from the back of the first bubble painting. It is caused by the card sliding across the top of the bubble pile. I think I’m going to have to have a go at creating such marks on purpose and see what I can do with them, because some of them are very interesting.

There is more to come in the near future on bubble painting here on this site. I have plans, so stay tuned 😀 If you are interested in the technique used in creating these paintings, here are several posts on that subject – Bubble Painting.

Best wishes,