The Sharpie. A wonderful creation. This year I have prepared for my back to school adventures with a new pack of Sharpie Markers, Sharpie Pens, and the new Sharpie pencils. So you can imagine my delight when I saw that One Pearl Button was having a Sharpie Giveaway as a back-to-school event. Leave a comment on her post to enter! (I’ve been secretly following her for a year, I love her blog and you should too, she’s been on my blog roll)
Last semester for my book arts class I made this:
(30 x 22 inches, click to enlarge)
With Bic permanent markers. Gasp. My friend’s mom got them for free for being a school administrator so they were at hand. But I would love to do another one in the Sharpies. I’m sure if I did, everything about it would be better. ::wink wink::
It’s my walk to elementary school when I was little. It has my peach-colored house, which I was embarassed of; our neighbors dog, Stormy; The lady with the beautiful backyard that always had birds in the fountain; The part of the sidewalk with the annoying bushes; The house with the puppies and the green & white privacy screen. And so on..
Alli is also part of the Sharpie Squad. Is that neat?
Last year James Victore, a famous graphic designer, came to do a workshop at my school. He does a lot of his art with Sharpie Markers, and when his new book came out, James Victore or, Who died and made you boss?, Sharpie made a special James Victore Sharpie which said “Victore” instead of Sharpie. Evan got one!
Here’s one of his pieces: