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.

8 comments:

alissa4102 said...

Great start to the Sketchbook Project ! This is going to be really interesting. I look forward to what else you come up with. When I first looked at the themes on offer, this was oe of the ones I crossed off my list as "too hard". I choose "The View from up Here" nstead. IN the planing stage and going to start very soon .,

raena said...

Whew! Your calligraphy is fabulous! Both of these are perfect for your topic too. Well done.

The Artist's Husband said...

Thanks for sharing! I have always had an interest in calligraphy though, as with much in life, I have not taken the time to apply myself to learning it. You have a wonderful script :)

Dan Kent said...

The quote is wonderful, and meaningful to me as a father. I love the beautiful way you wrote it. And the pattern is astounding!

E*phi said...

Lovely stuff! It's so interesting to see what other people do with/in their sketchbooks!
First I thought the writing in the first picture was computer font! Perfect calligraphic skills, really!
Also love your play lines!

nanke's stuff said...

Lovely - your calligraphy is just amazing - it's so beautiful!! nancy

Cathy Holtom said...

I love what you've done so far, I also thought your theme was too difficult, but it certainly suits your work.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw your writing was the beauty of hand writing. I get so used to printing these days!

Congratulations on joining the sketchbook project. I haven't yet, but have thought about it. OH, have fun with lines! They're everywhere...even if they don't exist in Nature...sort of!