Sunday 21 September 2014

coloured pencils, cereal boxes and the wonder of blogging.

Blogging is a wonderful thing!
Sometimes a blogpost fills you with a creative wow!
The immediate thought of, ' I must go try that now!!'
This strange experiment is the result of reading Lynne Hoppe post a couple of days ago on the artist Peter Rush
Peter uses old cereal boxes and coloured pencils to make the most fantastic cityscapes. Please take a look at his flicker link and prepare to be amazed at what you can do on the back of a cereal box!!
 There was something about the idea of making something from nothing, and the shape of the opened cereal box creating a strange shaped canvas which I loved. I think the pencil, just ordinary coloured pencils look very effective against the greyish, buff toes of the cardboard. I did add a little collaged bookpaper to the finished sketch for the sky and spread a little gesso over it.

This was a quick couple of hour sketch, and I really want to try collaging on cereal box card and perhaps sewing it when I have a little more time.

I used one of my photographs as inspiration.

Thank you dear Lynne for sharing and I will get back to eating my cornflakes :)


  1. Wonderful, I just had a look at his flickr picture, oh so much inspiring goodness! Thanks for sharing. Love your landscape.

  2. Oh I really LOVE this picture on a cereal card box so much! This is such a wonderful inspiration and it looks wonderful!!!! Many thanks for sharing!

  3. morag, i SMILE! this is sooooo wonderful! you are inspiring me!

    and the shape of the box - i know, there's something about it!!

    my cheeks kind of ache from smiling so big.

    : )


  4. What a great idea - the drawing is beautiful and I love the shape of the cereal box, it really adds another level of interest to the piece - very unusual. I just popped over to see the original article, thanks for the link - very inspirational.

  5. Really wonderful! Have to go check him out.

  6. This format is interesting and different, a great idea and your art is as always wonderful, a captivating piece full of the North breezes, I love it!

  7. Ooh, great job, I love it. I saw Lynne's post too, and I made a mental note to try it some time, but you put me to shame getting right on it!

  8. Your creativity always amazes me! When we were children my brother and I used to make board games from old cereal boxes and since those days I still think the cardboard on them seems such a useful shape for something! You've done a fantastic job with this painting. I shall now go and follow the link. Thankyou for sharing!
    Jess xx

  9. Oh my goodness, Morag. You are inspiring me and have brought a big smile to my face.

  10. Morag! This is so wonderful!! Your drawing is so vibrant and colorful it looks like paint. I love the shape of the houses in your part of the world. Inspiration is truly everywhere. xo


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