Sunday, March 18, 2012

901 - 914, "get lost in a book"

Here's a new Splotch Monster word medley, measuring 20" x 30", similar to the "Drink More Tea" one I made a couple of months ago. It's called "Get Lost in a Book", and was made with some friends of mine in mind, who opened up a new, used bookstore in town. Doing these word-based Splotch Monsters always pose a particular challenge where I tend to want to repeat myself, so I have to be cautious to make sure I don't do just that with certain letters. There will inevitably be some similarities, which I don't mind since in essence I'm creating my own sort of language with these, the more I work with 'em. As for the Splotch Form letters and words, I also tried to stay as loose as possible, not trying too hard to consciously make the forms look exactly like letters. Anyway, in the end it's always a lot of fun to do one of these, as much as they can also be a challenge. I'm not sure if I like the original or the alternate version better (see above) but I think they both turned out pretty nice.