Thursday, July 29, 2010

NEW DRAWING TOOL!

I had a dental appointment the other day.  I finally found a reason to be excited about it!  The dental hygenist used a syringe to inject strong mouthwash into the deeper pockets.  It was the bent needle that got my attention.  I asked if I could have one of the syringes for my art work.  When he gave it to me, the needle was straight.  I told him I wanted the bent one.  He told me he bent it himself.  Duh! Why couldn't I have thought to do that?  Sometimes the simplest ideas evade us.  It takes a little practice to smoothly move the syringe to release the ink.  The bent needle allows me to draw at a better angle.  What fun !

11 comments:

Janet Belich said...

Myrna, Please check out the paintings of a friend of mine. He uses a syringe to paint with acrylics. http://douglasmoulden.com/2/Gallery.asp?GalleryID=69220&AKey=TVLNT9F5
Thanks !

Nancy Goldman said...

You're so creative. I don't know if many people that could go to the dentist and find a new drawing tool.

Cynnie said...

Yes, and when my dentist sees me coming he always says...oh do you want to see my latest,,,,,I always go home with something:) I actually painted him a painting years ago using just HIS TOOLS...he loved it. It still hangs in one of his rooms. Next time ask them for these little "pipette"..they are great for vacuming up extra water puddles on watercolors...suck up the colored water off the watercolor and spritz this colored water onto another work in progress...kills two birdies with one rock!!!

meera said...

LOL!!! What a wonderful story and sketch :)

Judy Tillson said...

You are too funny ... and very creative. Love it!

RHCarpenter said...

I don't care, Myrna, even this isn't going to make me want to go to the dentist! ha ha You definitely are thinking artistically all the time :)

Joyfulartist said...

Myrna, you LIVE in your right brain! It's amazing.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Janet, thanks for the info. His work looks wonderful. Wish I could see it in person. I don't think the photos are doing the paintings justice,

Thanks, Nancy. Dentists are well known as a wonderful source for great tools for sculpture. This is the first drawing tool I have discovered but I haven't really studied their instruments of torture very much. I usually keep my eyes closed.

Cynnie, Meera, Judy, Rhonda and Joyful, thanks for stopping by and posting your comments.

Barb Sailor said...

My former dog, a schnauzer, was diabetic and after he passed I had a "flock" of syringes left - now I finally have a use for them! Can't wait to try them out!

Dan Kent said...

I am always floored to see your inventiveness - wonderful!

Val said...

Hi, I just surfed in here from Leslie White's blog (lesliepaints over on Wordpress) and what sprang to mind reading this was whether you'd be able to use a glue applicator syringe for painting? The sort I mean has a curved point (might have a needle, I'm not sure - I've not used one myself but have seen them in photos) and its very fine.
:)
I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog (I'm also an artist).

Val

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