Design Focus Friday – More Line

 I’ve been focusing on the element of line this month. And so I see line everywhere. These are from Dharma Trading Company’s supply of copper tjaps. Of course I picked out the organic lines instead of the geometric line patterns. After I had cut out these copies to put in my studio journal, I was throwing away the scraps and noticed that the black areas had been cut into lines. So I saved them.

 And made this collage of black and white lines. While I was working on this, I couldn’t decide when a line becomes a shape. Is it a really thick line or is it a rectangle? I tried to not over think this process too much and just started gluing down the pieces. I couldn’t manage to do the whole piece without any curves. But I like how it turned out.

 Then I tried this exercise where I had pairs of words and then I drew lines to represent the word. Again, I was trying not to over think the process. You can click on the photo to see it larger if needed.

Here’s journal spread that I have been working on. I added some line to it but it isn’t finished yet. I keep adding as something seems to fit or if I’m working with paint and have some left over. This definitely needs more work. What would you add to it?

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