Exquisite

This is an open invitation to all of my listeners to "play" exquisite corpse. (A friend of mine--who's reading this--introduced me to the concept many years ago, but I've never actually tried it!)

Here's my thought:

  • Pick a pen, one that you're comfortable with, that I can find in a store, and is dark enough to photograph well. Tell me what the pen is. (I'd like things to match.)
  • Buy a padded envelope, and some standard 3x5 index cards (blank on at least ONE side), if you don't have them.
  • Draw something unusual (using said pen) on one of the index cards, and make sure the illustration "bleeds" over at least one edge of the card.
  • For each edge you drew over, line up a blank index card against it. Continue all of the bleeding lines onto the next card, but just barely (so I can see where to begin my lines).
  • Number the back of each card. Keep a "map" of which number cards line up with which.
  • Keep the original card you drew on, and mail me the "edge" cards to me. Email me for my address, if you don't have it.
  • Upon receiving the cards, I'll do pretty much the same: I'll continue on the card(s) you sent, and bleed lines over onto at least one other card, number the new cards, and mail them to you.
I've really started to itch to draw more, lately... and thought this would be A) fun, B) good practice, and C) a way to "connect" with friends/family.

1 comment:

r_b_bergstrom said...

Did anyone ever take you up on this? If so, I'd love to see the results. If not, I'd be interested in giving it a go. We should have done this while I was still in Alb, we could have shuttled the cards back and forth every week when getting together for CP/C/ADRP/etc.