Isn’t there something so satisfying about drawing lines? It’s basic. Primal. The first art work we drew as children were simple lines – all different kinds and shapes and weights and with different implements – crayons, chalk, pens, pencils.
I still love primitive lines and looks. It reminds me of living in a tribe in we each have our own markings that distinguish who we are. Maybe that’s why tattoo art is so popular. It’s a marking that tells the world something about the person who carries it around. (Sometimes I want to stop a person with an intriguing tattoo and ask how it all came about.)
The patterns I create with lines appeal to people who resonate with the childhood memories of just making simple art. The above pattern was inspired by chocolate and coffee house colors. The one below is the same pattern, but inspired by hours at the chalkboard.
This chalkboard version is available as a print and for a variety of products at my stores on Society 6.