Power Lines

Moving towards the elemental, I have been playing with simpler materials in my creative journey.  The lowly crayon seems so satisfying in it’s waxy goodness.  Scotch tape as a method of adhesion, a metal ruler and a pen.  A few pitt brush pens or sharpies.

Maybe it’s the ICAD2 challenge, creating something every day with a a few bits of what’s around, a quick, sketch, a prompt word from Tammy.  Today that word was grid, which became something else altogether as I colored in those little boxes with my crayons…

Picasso once said, “every act of creation is first an act of destruction”.  So how do you destroy a grid, well you explode it into 3 dimensions of course, so here is my exploding grid ICAD.  This took me further to the journal where I was thinking about power lines, the power grid, the exploding grid…

So my painted background got colored with crayons all over, some strips from my ICAD attached with scotch tape. Pitt brush pens and Sharpies colored the lines along with plain old black bic.

Pinks, oranges, yellow-greens, turquoise, teal an purple.  Besides all the lines it seemed important to flow lots of colors.  All representing energy flow in it’s own way in my head, from my hand…

It’s always a question, that requires no answer, but moves along of it’s own volition.  Who knows Power Lines Exploding the Grid.

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11 Responses to “Power Lines”

  1. Terrie -Creative Explorer June 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    The ICAD is obviously doing it’s job! It’s getting us creating and then you were able to carry the idea further and explore it more. Perfect! The energy of the power lines pages is apparent and it actually feels similar to the flower power pages you did – similar radiating strong lines, bright colors (no surprise there), etc. I like this trend!

  2. Karen June 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    fabulous explosion! I love the journey from one thing to another.

  3. Snap June 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I love these little power lines of play. A little something to get the juices flowing!

  4. Patty M June 4, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    It’s exciting to see artists open up new portals of perception. Stretching
    out of the safely zone…

  5. Kim Andersen June 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    I love the thought process … and the creative flow that went into this … it’s really fun!

  6. Bleubeard and Elizabeth June 5, 2012 at 2:08 am #

    I am so impressed. What a fun explosion of color, grids, and POWER lines you created today.

  7. Kim Mailhot June 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I so love how you share your journey. Enjoy the flow, awesome one !

  8. Wendy June 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Very cool! Besides the underlying meaning, I love the explosion of color as well!

  9. Marilyn J. Rock June 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    I love this! Your power lines have led to some wonderful expressions! Between the colors and patterns – wonderful and uplifting! xxoo

  10. Carlene Taylor Simmons June 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Wonderful as always. Those little index cards are pretty amazing things!

  11. Chris June 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Okay, my head kind of exploded just now.

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