As I study the lines on my paper of things I need to do and consider
what comes next I am realizing that line and direction are very much
related. I know line is probably the primary element in design but I
hadn't thought much about direction.
In seeking to "do the next thing first" I realize I am really seeking direction.
As I study a natural principle I hope that it can be applied practically in my day to day life.
think the dot is the first element but as I move it I get a line
happening. Aimless doodling can be a warm up but it is more profitable
to commit to a direction. And that direction should have purpose, a
focal point, if you will. This crosshatching in thick acrylic paint is all about lines but I don't see a direction.
This week I was thinking I'd walk the line. Ha! It has been the kind of week for a quicker pace. I've been breaking into a fast trot!
I had a full house for Creativity 101 and today I felt like I needed to step up the pace to a run. :(
For my own study I'm wanting to do some copying so I can learn mixed media techniques. I won't share the link as this is no testimony to a lovely tutorial. Haste makes waste. So I shall knock back to a well paced walk and redo this tomorrow, paying attention to drying times, controlled splotches of paint, and thoughtful results. This was a good reminder that I need to enjoy the journey, the process. I do believe I'm finding a pathway! Now if I can just hold that line! ;)