Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Difference is in the Details - Line

My camera and I keep capturing images that inspire my jewelry making.  This time it’s about LINE!
My mother was an artist and a teacher.  She taught me that line is the foundation of art and that there are unlimited kinds of lines.  Some join to make a shape.  Some intersect.  Some wander.  I learned about vanishing lines where the land meets the sky and you aren’t quite sure where.
 Mother made line drawings of people that told wonderful stories.  This is one I found in her sketchbook. This line drawing was made during a faculty meeting and I can imagine just what each person was saying or thinking.  Bet you can too!
In one of my college art classes, we were to make 5 drawings using only line to depict recognizable objects without drawing an outline of the object.  See if you can draw a broom using only parallel lines! 
I’ve been thinking about lines and how we use them in our daily life.  Think about and look for the lines in your life.  I’d love to hear some of your experiences with daily lines.  Leave a comment or send me an email and I’ll add yours to my list below.

Lines that make or imply a shape


Drawing a line in the sand

Shadows of a bicycle rack
Lines that give direction - park your bike here!
                                                               
Parallel Lines

Crooked Lines
             
Hammered wire with free- hangning stone Necklace
Crooked Lines


Lines of communication - pictograph
 

Where a line divides the image symmetrically
Lines of Symmetry
                                       
Rays - parts of lines
Windmill Necklace - photos, resins, mixed metals


Stained glass- San Diego CA
Intersecting lines
                                                               
Death Valley
Vanishing Lines
                                                      

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Difference is in the Details - Line

My camera and I keep capturing images that inspire my jewelry making.  This time it’s about LINE!
My mother was an artist and a teacher.  She taught me that line is the foundation of art and that there are unlimited kinds of lines.  Some join to make a shape.  Some intersect.  Some wander.  I learned about vanishing lines where the land meets the sky and you aren’t quite sure where.
 Mother made line drawings of people that told wonderful stories.  This is one I found in her sketchbook. This line drawing was made during a faculty meeting and I can imagine just what each person was saying or thinking.  Bet you can too!
In one of my college art classes, we were to make 5 drawings using only line to depict recognizable objects without drawing an outline of the object.  See if you can draw a broom using only parallel lines! 
I’ve been thinking about lines and how we use them in our daily life.  Think about and look for the lines in your life.  I’d love to hear some of your experiences with daily lines.  Leave a comment or send me an email and I’ll add yours to my list below.

Lines that make or imply a shape


Drawing a line in the sand

Shadows of a bicycle rack
Lines that give direction - park your bike here!
                                                               
Parallel Lines

Crooked Lines
             
Hammered wire with free- hangning stone Necklace
Crooked Lines


Lines of communication - pictograph
 

Where a line divides the image symmetrically
Lines of Symmetry
                                       
Rays - parts of lines
Windmill Necklace - photos, resins, mixed metals


Stained glass- San Diego CA
Intersecting lines
                                                               
Death Valley
Vanishing Lines