Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Closer


The art store in Toronto rang today to say that they didn't have the Mylar drafting film in stock and didn't know when it would be in. They're sending the remainder of my order, but I REAAAAAAAALLLLLLLYYYYYYY wanted the Mylar. Now I will have to find another source. A week and a half before Christmas and finding drafting film in St. John's? Yeah, right. But you never know. I'll scour the phone book tomorrow in hopes.

I have s number of Secret Santa projects to work on before Dec 22nd, as well as a couple of portraits too. Deadlines do create pressure and sometimes that is a good thing as it pushes you to complete drawings and not let them slide. The portraits are near completion and the first secret santa drawing in on the drafting table - at least the outline of it. Two more to go...both needing research for images and time to draw them. I'll get there. Its like Christmas, you think you'll never finish all the preparation, but Christmas Eve arrives, all the stores are shut, the last people have gone home and you can sit and soak up the atmosphere of another season. And wait for it to start up all over again the next day.

5 comments:

vickyth said...

How thick is the stuff you're looking for? I use mylar sheets frequently for making templates. The stuff I use is like card stock or slightly stiffer.

vickyth said...

Incidentally, have you tried Curry's? I've had great luck with them....

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thanks Vicky, I haven't used this before so I can't really answer the question. As far as I know its fairly thin and flexible, translucent and matte. I want to use it for testing some coloured pencil work. I know several people who use it very effectivly, but they live in the USA. The brand name there is Duralar. Did you get yours locally?

I did order from Curry's. They rang today to say they don't have it in stock and don't know when they will have it. And they don't do backorders. I will try Artaboveground in Toronto too. I just don't want to invest in a whole roll of it in case I don't like drawing on it.

Back to my search...

vickyth said...

The stuff I use is called "template plastic" and it's a bit stiff, but still flexible. It's sold by the sheet (8 x 11 or 11 x 17) to quilters for making templates. One side is smooth, the other is lightly textured for writing or drawing on.

Walmart often has it, in the quilting section.

Jeanette Jobson said...

Vicky, I got a few sheets of the stencil sheets that you mentioned at Walmart so I'll see if they work out. I'm still tracking down Mylar and believe me, its a search!