Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

In an open studio last week, a fellow tangler mentioned the late painter Paul Klee and this quote of his:  "Drawing is taking a line for a walk." 

For the past week I've mulled over this happy thought and played with possibilities to illustrate it. 

I chose the idea of using a continuous line, taking it for a 'walk' wherever it might lead. 

At first I wrote the words on a single line but could not go back to dot the 'i's' and cross the 't' without picking up my pen.  After a few variations, I found that when I stacked the words on three lines, the loops added above those letters could do the trick. 

I fully intended to finish the words and end my line with Mooka, but a curious thing happened - I thought of walking our dog... and there she is!

Adele Bruno, CZT
Which leads me to another quote of Paul Klee's:
"An active line on a walk, moving freely, without a goal.  A walk for a walk's sake."
Take a line on a walk today - you may be surprised where it takes you.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful ! Love and miss you! XOX