Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Series of Small Waves

"From the top of the page to the bottom, from left to right, from one line to the next, I drew what resembled a series of small waves. Seven waves, then three, a little further on eight, followed by ten or so; in the end I just followed the movement of my hand without counting, but making sure that I had different shapes of varying sizes." (Helene Dorion, Days of Sand)

I talked about this passage from Days of Sand in a post many moons ago. Couldn't help think about it again, as I scribbled, filled a page with loops, to get used to the weight and line and flow of my new and lovely pen. A Faber-Castell Ambition in Pearwood. Pure pleasure - the feel of the nib moving across the surface of paper with a fair amount of bite.