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!
|Illustration by 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!