05 July 2007

Doodles

I can’t draw and sketch but I have always wanted to. During the years I have tried from time to time but haven’t really come to terms with it. My twin sister is great at it and maybe that`s the problem. We always competed as kids and I wanted to be just as good as she was. And when I wasn’t - well it just wasn’t any fun…. I have watercolors, oil and acrylic and a lot of canvas. Empty canvas. When I sit down to work nothing comes out. I sit and stare at the empty piece of paper or canvas and I am paralyzed. The paper gets bigger and bigger and more and more white….and it feels impossible even to draw a single line across the paper.

I read Andrea`s sketchblog, Janeville and View from the oak blogs and their work is fabulous! Inspired by them I decided to do something about my paper and canvas paranoia. I bought some white silk and a special ink to paint on the silk with. And do you know what ? It was fun! Mostly because I couldn’t control the process! The color sort of floated out on the fabric on it`s own. It was doodles – but what the heck! I was actually drawing something. So now I just might try on a piece of paper too! I said might…..

And watching my doodles I had to try and wet felt one as well……












2 comments:

Plain Jane said...

oh my gosh! fantastic. You've passed Susan's class without even taking it! Funny how you had to buy SILK to doodle on! I love your doodles and your felted piece is beyond adorable. I do recommend the 'personal symbols' on joggle.com. As you have seen, I had great fun with it, and you are definitely ready.

Lin said...

Jeannette! Thank you so much for your kind and very!! generous comments!! I am so glad you've returned to visual art! WHAT FUN YOU HAD!! And I am so so looking forward to seeing more! And SILK! Mercy, I would be so nervous!! I used to fashion silk into flowers ... neat stuff! Your 'doodles' are absolutely delightful!!!! MORE MORE!