Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Blind Leading the Blind

So, when I did my blind contour drawing, did I have any idea what I would do next? I did not.

Did I think I would cut it up?

I did not.

I really couldn't quite imagine where I'd go with it.

Until … well, until, evidently, I could imagine.

Or, to put it another way, the blind contour drawing held out a hand to the blind part of me that cannot envision what will happen if I do this or that but just goes ahead anyway.

I cut my contour drawing into a few pieces.
Took one piece and added color with India ink brush pens.
Drew some ink doodles with a different kind of pen.
Tore bits of colored tissue and glued them on.
Did some additional ink doodling with a gold pen.

Experiment entirely to my liking.

Paper Prayer 30
2x6", ink and collage on watercolor paper
abstract
2016
[not for sale]

blind contour drawing, cut up









10 comments:

  1. There is a doodle in there that looks like a thumbs up. And I am laughing, because I give this a thumbs up too :) Such an inspiration how you feed your imagination :)

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    1. Thanks for the thumbs up, Sheila : )

      I'm thinking you're a whiz at HIGHLIGHTS magazine hidden picture puzzles!

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    2. Loved Sheila's comment, loved your response to her! Oh, and I loved this colorful Paper Prayer!

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    3. Joje, your comment above brings to mind these lyrics from 1967:

      Love, love, love
      Love, love, love
      Love, love, love

      All you need is love,

      and those lyrics, in turn, take me back to sailing to London on the SSRotterdam in August 1967!

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  2. So cool! Ain't life grand?! Your drawing told YOU what to do next!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. Having my drawing tell ME what to do next is right where I like to be—indeed, grand!

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  3. Love where you went with this. Isn't it fun to see the transformation? Choppers are the best!

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    1. Corinna, thanks. Choppers have become my new best friends, I tell ya! Transformation. That is why I say yes to my creative energy.

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  4. It's so nice to be able to cut things up, and there appears something completely new and unexpected!

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    1. Yes!!!

      I'm getting scissors-happy these days—folks better stay out of my way!

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