Here's what Melly says about the project:
I think Line is underrated but beautiful. Line is choppy, straight, broken, dotted, strong, vague, inconsistent, consistent, connected. I would like to see what I come up with, how the project itself affects me.
This sounds like a great challenge. I'm in! I'm not sure where this will take me, but I am particularly interested in developing a new vocabulary of stitches for hand embroidery. Of course, the line can also be a stitch.
Melly is using a ruling pen, acrylic paint and pre-treated fabric and her iPhone as a timer. She plans to spend no more than 15 minutes on each drawing. I am using a stack of Post-It notes, a Sharpie and my iPhone. But, I'll just be listening to podcasts on my iPhone.
My materials are much more pedestrian than Melly's, but the concept is the same. Sometimes when artists challenge each other to try something new, people clam up about rules, supplies, expectations, specifications, etc etc etc. Ug. I'm moving past all that and just thinking about the line.
Here are my lines from day 1. I used a fat sharpie. It was too fat.
I stuck it up on my dry-erase board and I'll continue to think about it. Can you see it?
Here is day 2. I switched to a thin sharpie. I was thinking a bit about Sue Dennis' anthills.
Kristin is making lines too!