Wednesday, April 28, 2010

::..::..Dots and Lines----

I've been surprised by both my own response and your response to my '....circles and dots...' post. Personally speaking, I love the act of making circles and dots and I like the way they look. I love the simple imperfect forms and the way the ink spreads and acts when the liquid is applied, it takes on it's own transformation and grows leaving me at it's mercy. I can only dictate so much of the final result and I like that. I never really considered the dots or circles appeal to other people and I appreciate the comments you've left me. Regina Dwarksang of Mostly Turquoise left a comment and said that she was having her own personal "week of the circle" and asked to link the post (thanks!) Neva said '...like the cosmos, dots, ever there, ever changing...' which summed it up pretty good in my book! Several bloggers also said they were feeling inspired to 'go make dots' which is really awesome to here. My journey with these dots and circles isn't over yet and I'd like to invite you to join in. If your doing dots and circles of your own, or if you have a favorite post you'd like to share or repost from your archives please let me know and I will do a post with all the links.

I like the lines..the random shape and size. I was intending on doing dots but the 'bleed' from the lines was more effective.It reminds me of rain. These are washed with tea and not coffee and the overall colour is cleaner than the coffee which was a little murky in places.

Yes...they do look the same as my last circles but they're blue-black:)

Some where along the line I started doing lines (excuse the pun!) A while ago I started doing barcodes to represent society (before the nests...) and this reminds me of one. However...this is was actually inspired by the life giving veins that leave delightful ridges on a leaf's surface.Leaves have a double appeal for me...visually they're works of art and the textures are so beautiful to touch. The act of rubbing a leaf is so grounding for me and it speaks directly to my creative spirit.

You can see from the photo below some of the ideas I played with. I think I will be coming back to the tree  idea at some stage too!


Coming soon: The fabulous handmade book that arrived in the mail today from Amelia Critchlow of 101 Bird Tales.
 An update on LaWendula's Mad for Colours Paper Swap and...
A Take it and Run post. Watch this space if you want to join in with this project!



13 comments:

Mick said...

When you consider the fact that, in all drawing, there are 3 basic shapes: circle, square and triangle. It's no wonder that we gravitate to the basics and find comfort in them. Here's a link to some of my circles from an old series called Reinventing the Wheel.

La Dolce Vita said...

I love the way they run and bleed, that makes them just chewy ...visually speaking!! my circles piece is almost ready to show! i will keep you posted!!

Poetic Artist said...

I like them all. We always go back to the beginning. The Circle.

ArtPropelled said...

Another earthy dotty post to enjoy. Here's my old spots and dots post.Not quite so earthy as yours.

http://artpropelled.blogspot.com/2009/09/spots-and-dots.html

Nora said...

You make the most simple things look very interesting and fascinating.

John M. Mora said...

and the browns are fresh

Seth said...

I love the bleed in these pieces. And there is just something so comforting to me about the repetition of these simple patterns in these pieces.

bad penny said...

Oh good because - I really like the tree !

Deborah said...

I love the blue black and the way the colors bleed!

Debrina said...

Hi Lisa - somehow I missed these last 2 posts! Boo hoo.

Wow, well this is just an exciting and excellent series of explorations. I love the little specks - one of the pages (the first photo actually) almost looks hand sewn. The circle explorations are your trademark of course, and I just love them!

layers said...

more circles and dots-- I did an early blog post on Enso-- the Japanese circle and am planning an upcoming future post soon. I will let you know when..

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