Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More Lines

Continuing with Melly's challenge...

Here are the last two days. Actually the one on the right was Sunday and the one of the left was Monday.

I really am entranced by handwriting. Not the words. Just the writing. The muscle memory of years of writing is full of beautiful loops, humps, crosses and dots. Sometimes I think I can't create a graceful curve, then I think about it as the loop on a letter and it comes through just fine.

The trouble with handwriting is that the viewer wants to read it as a word. The lines on the left could be "mej" or "wey" -- but I just want them to be curves and shapes. I could continue this concept and try to explore ways to further deconstruct the handwriting, but keep the lovely lines.

I do like the lines hugging the edges of the curves. I'll return to that, I'm sure.

4 comments:

Diane said...

I love that you are doing this on post-it notes!

Have you seen the quilts of Angela Moll? http://www.angelamoll.com/

She emphasizes the lines of handwriting in her work. I first learned about her in Spike Gillespie's book on art quilting. Maybe you'll be intrigued by her take on using writing in quilts.

Gerrie said...

I love the lines hugging the curves, too. They remind me of your hand stiched lines.

Terry said...

Mmmmmmm--beautiful, graceful, clunkless curves like these are one of my favorite things in all the world. The thick and thin of your line is utterly perfect.

kathy said...

what happens when kids are not learning/using cursive anymore? Sad, but that's the direction we're heading....