Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lines and Grids

Moving right along, although slowly at times, I've done some more pages for my Lines and Grids journal as part of the Sketchbook Project. Later, when we finish the quilt I will post the completed project. This is a gift to a service person who has served in the war,  through an organization called Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Didn't want the journal too get to serious so I added the quote regarding ice cream cones. One of those silly quotes you get on the internet

The triangle is after an artist IL Lee. His work is predominately done in ballpoint pens and I was lucky enough to see a show at the San Jose Art Museum a few years back. I have plans to include piece after his style.
The last piece is influence  by a local artist, Laura M. Manthey. I had such a delightful time viewing and buying some of her pieces. Since I like line, this was a perfect match.

My list of ideas is growing. Daily I can observe line and grid work. I positive bonus of this project.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sketchbook pages

Lines and Grids is the topic for my Sketchbook Project. That is pretty safe, since most of the tools I use leave a line. I have developed a new perspective on what I see. Look at what that artist has done! See the magic of those lines! How did they do that?! The above is lettered with homemade Logwood ink that was a gift. The quote was by Madeline L'Engle. 

This pattern came from the book, 500 Wooden Bowls. I mean, there it is again. Observing and appreciating what others have done.