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Guest Post: The Joy of Dots

9 Jul

I have filled up thousands of pages of notebooks with what seems like every kind of paper.

 Image Courtesy of the artist and guest blogger, Bonnie Jean Woolger

 Most wilted under the weight and wear of all the pens and glues I put on them.  Many of the bindings stretched or fell apart or at least became misshapen.  I have been enamored with graph paper of all types but most lines simply want to be more prominent in the drawing than I want them to be.

Enter the Rhodia Dot paper. It loves my pens, smooth but slightly textured, the dots are ready to be a surface — a subtle ground to hold the drawing but not interfere with the story the image tells.

 Image Courtesy of the artist and guest blogger, Bonnie Jean Woolger

Just as quickly, the dots can be a starting place for a new drawing.  They can be used to create an open space, a surface that allows the first pencil marks to open up the space on the page to become its own new world.

Finally, in a drawing with curves and organic shapes, the dots become invisible to my creative eye and are a silent partner in the creative process.  In this world of dots on smooth slightly textured paper, the dots can vanish under the lines of my pen and become the structure of a drawing.

 Image Courtesy of the artist and guest blogger, Bonnie Jean Woolger

 Thank you Rhodia Dots.

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Meet the Writer: Bonnie Jean Woolger lives in Decatur, Ga., with her three dogs, one kitty, and her partner. She fills every sketchbook that she can get and makes pens out of wood. By day she works in a university library digitizing books.

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