Sometimes an art supply comes along that might be all kinds of fun – but is it useful? Is there a way to show art made with it? I think I might have found one that’s truly not helpful – blacklight ink!
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This may be one of those cases were I “buy art things so you don’t have to.” Or maybe I give you ideas that you’ll go do? Who knows! I’d love to know if you think of some great uses for blacklight glow in the dark ink!
I ended up with two contemporary themed pieces; art gets me through the tough times, and this is one particularly hard time following the murder of George Floyd. I’ve been thinking and praying about justice, and thinking of one of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s favorite verses:
But let justice roll on like a river,Amos 5:24
righteousness like a never-failing stream!
First piece was on white paper – and I was a little surprised that it showed up at all, but it did well! It was a lot easier to see what I was drawing on white. My theme was that river from Amos – with fishies.
The second piece, actually created first (last week), was one I was looking for an animal to draw that would work by just drawing the highlights – so I decided on a black panther. It wasn’t until afterward that I discovered that the animal represents justice (and who knows who it is that comes up with this stuff? I’m not sure a predator cat worries too much about only eating food that deserves it, lol.) But it seemed appropriate nonetheless.
Neither of these pieces are ones I can do anything with, unless if I were to have a blacklight room. Which I don’t. I’m not really sure what this ink would be used for aside from passing secret notes – the person receiving it would have to 1) have a blacklight and 2) know there’s a secret message! Can you think of any ways this would be a useful art supply? Let me know, I’m blank!
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