Here's a riddle for readers: how do you bleed on artwork and avoid the paramedics or even the first aid responders? Simple: when the 'blood' is actually dye seeping from wet, coloured tissue paper applied to a drawing. And that's what participants did at the Manotick Branch Library on a Tuesday afternoon [March 26th]. There were budding and experienced artists present who were trying their hand at producing a combination art piece. First they created a zentangle drawing using markers, then strips of coloured tissue paper were placed over the drawing and dampened to release the colour in the tissues. After a while, the dye from the tissue strips seeped, or bled into the drawing, leaving a kaleidoscope pattern of bright colours. Everybody had a wonderful time, including Alison, their instructor and Supervisor of the Manotick and north Gower Branch Libraries.
If you missed the program and would like to get involved, there is a possibility that a similar program would be available in the future. Stay tuned!