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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

One Pen, One Paper, Lots of Time

During a visit with Patience last spring, she showed me an assignment from an art class she had taken the semester before. The students were given a cheap see-through ink pen, a sheet of paper, and told to use all the ink on the paper. Additional rules - one side of paper, use shades from dark to pale, no recognizable objects, i.e. no houses, trees. I loved the idea and brought it home for my kids to do as a summer project.

Of course I had to do it too. I am pleased to announce that I am done! Here is my "one pen, one paper" drawing.

My favorite part of the design is something I've been doodling a lot this year.

I experienced a number of conflicting emotions when I saw *MY* doodle in Dianne Firth's piece in Quilt National (Red Wave). I was pleased (maybe my work could be in QN!), surprised (OMG, someone else thought of it), irritated (no one will think my work is original now), relieved (she doesn't do it exactly like I do!)


Pat's Place said...

Hi, Alice -

I love your design and hope that you continue to do them. What a terrific inspiration it is - will you keep a notebook of these? Make art quilts from them?

Keep us posted!


Gerrie said...

Totally cool! I want to do this.

Nikki said...

I remember doing something like this in school, but yours are much more interesting. I think we were limited to just straight lines. I will have to try it with the shapes.

Karoda said...

The design is very cool...makes me think of heavy embroidery work.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Great design!