April 2nd, 2015
From the loose organic shaped line drawings I shared yesterday I went back to shaping the lines into circles. They feel like a succulent plant more than a flower. I’ve drawn four of these as of today, because I am obsessive when trying out an idea.
The top drawing with the close up photo beneath it was done with metallic gel pen. For the rest of the drawings I’ve been back to working with a white gel pen. I find the process of drawing these lines to be as meditative as paper cutting because it still has me working in repetition of the same lines and shapes.
These feel like finished pieces, and they may soon end up in a show that has unexpectedly come my way. Despite that, I’m still trying to play as much as possible when I’m in the studio.
April 1st, 2015
I’ve been drawing like crazy lately because I’m obsessed with line work. The inspiration for this is the new shower curtain I acquired a few weeks ago (which you can see here) Its swirly lines design was taking over my mind and needed to be expressed on paper.
These are the first two line drawings I did using metallic gel pen on black card stock. It’s very soothing to do this, so of course I’ve gone onto doing many more. With these (and a few others I will share in another post) I feel my drawing skills have improved.
March 18th, 2015
I’ve been a volunteer with Creative Mornings Vancouver for about two years, and some of my duties include running the Instagram account, and coming up with the icebreaker question related to the monthly theme. The global theme in March is Ink, and I decided to ask people to decorate their nametags instead of asking them to answer a question.
I doodled these fancy name tags for our volunteers to wear to Martin Jackson’s talk on March 6th, but also to use as samples to promote the idea.
I made about fifteen, and it was so fun to doodle and play with the colourful markers. I wish we could do this every month, but maybe I just need an on-going doodle project.