Saturday, March 28, 2015

Springy Saturday

Another week, another week closer to spring break! I must be thinking of traveling to warm and sandy places, not that I will be but because the Spiral Challenge this week kept resulting in pieces that looked like shells!

I like the off centered-ness of this spiral. I actually did not intend to make that first section have horizontal lines, but I was drawing while waiting for all the kids to get their hair cut and got distracted... no mistakes, right?

This was an attempt to break out of 'spiral snail shell' mode by doing more than one... the drawing had other ideas. I must remember that changing the thickness of lines is so effective - I am sure it could be used with great effect with lots of  patterns.

This was a very uninspired one, very plain and not terribly imaginative but it has its simple appeal.

Then last week I got to looking at Challenge posts and ran across the one at Margaret Bremmer's blog, The Enthusiastic Artist and LOVED Sam Taylor's Narwal tangle she was trying out. So I went and watched the video and played with it some on Saturday. I added some to the bottom left corner of my art box. I have been slowing decorating it over the last few years and the bottom is the last surface left. I really like how it came out with the very dark black and the very light highlights of white it really leaps off the surface. I highly recommend Sam's videos, there are some really great tangle patterns there that I had not seen before.


  1. I love your spirals!
    I live near the Baltic Sea and so I can relate to shells *gg* Very good work!
    BTW I haven't watched the video yet but I have to. The "Narwal tangle" looks awesome!

  2. All beautiful, the first one is my favorite though. I love that you used only two tangles and the shine in it.

  3. I like the first one the best and the sideways lines seem like a good way to close up the spiral, I thought it was intentional. Love your interpretation of narwal.

  4. I love them all, but my favourite is your first one. Beautiful Artwork!

  5. All of them are great, but the first one is exquisite! Your line work is very well executed and looks amazing. I like what you did with your Narwal too. That's such a fun tangle, I think I need to practice it more and dress it up when I get it working right. Your embellishment looks really nice.

  6. Yes, I see you are feeling the beach! Beautifully done - all of them!