Thankful Thursday – Losing-Yourself-Moments

Ever have those moments when you lose track of time and lose yourself in what you’re doing?  I don’t have those moments too often over the course of an average work day (probably because it’s WORK), but when I’m sewing or learning about art, you might as well come and get me a couple hours later.

In my design class, we are learning very basic elements of design, beginning with lines.  This week we had to have 14 pages of different lines drawn, one type of line per page.  Like I said, very basic, which is good for me!  It was a fun exercise to open up my mind.

line library2

Then in our next class, we had to CUT UP those pages of lines and make a collage onto a black 15×20 art board.  Oh my, CUT UP my line masterpieces?!  Gasp!  Make a collage?  Can you believe I’ve never made a collage before?  For the rest of the class, roughly two hours, I lost myself in cutting up my line drawings to assemble a collage.  I’m not finished yet but just thinking about it makes me smile.

my line collage

We also have to draw three pages of examples of lines in everyday life, which I’m really excited about.  I’m curious, what lines do you see in your life today?

4 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday – Losing-Yourself-Moments

  1. Oh fun!
    Lines…grocery store lines, bus lines…
    Oh, you meant actual physical lines. 🙂
    Center lines on the road, lines of fabric stacked up in my closet, lines of magazines in the magazine holders…

  2. I know exactly what you mean and I miss these moments too. I actually had a three week long moment over christmas while I was quilting, but now work is getting in the way again 🙂

    What lines did I see today? The ones in Excel and MS Project *sigh*

  3. I’ve been doing a lot of wool applique today, so the button hole stitch is the first “line” that comes to mind for me! It was very interesting for me to walk thru my home today and “look for lines”. Thanks!

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