(Video link here.) Artist John Franzen uses an intriguing practices to make his drawings composed of many parallel lines： Each line， one breath. ？That is， he draws a line while taking one breath. And then he copies that line right next to it， with another breath. As the lines accrue， unexpected patterns emerge making the drawings surprisingly varied.meaningful gifts for mom
I concentrate on breathing and focus on drawing the successor. Again and once more. Again and again. In the process of drawingcheap throw pillow covers， my lines evolve into a kind of logarithmic pattern and layering， steered merely by aberrances and anomalies of human failure in contrast to the precision of a machine.”；
…；Through conscious inhalation and exhalation， the drawing is gradually created. In this process， every inhalation triggers inspiration， which is in itself life. The lines thus carry the energy of the breath， capturing it in visible images， binding it into matter.
The variegation of the lines reminded us of Alissia Melka-Teichroew’；s sensational ball point pen wall paper …；
We wondered what would happen if we tried Franzen’；s method. Would it be helpful or illuminating？ Would we find this lovely idea to be true？
We did find that every inhalation triggers inspiration.？？But we got bored with Franzen’；s straight-line constraints pretty quickly， and our mischievous brain？took over. Let’；s DRIVE this car-of-pen in more interesting ways! So with each breath， we found ourselves zig-zagging around the page：
We wanted to see where the lines took us…；
…；In fact， despite our lack of discipline， one line one breath proved to be a pleasingly meditative/dreamy/preparative practice. As Improvised Life editorial assistant Mira Keras discovered a while ago， drawing ？spiraling lines is an excellent way to calm and focus her mind…；
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It hardly seems fair to call this one a “tutorial”, because it’s SO easy, and fairly self-explanatory. ?But now that spring is (nearly) here, I have been itching to add some color to my wardrobe. ?And because shopping isn’t easy when you feel gigantic, I settle for adding some color to my accessories instead. ?I spotted some tangerine disc beads not too long ago, and I knew they would make gorgeous chandelier earrings.
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