This week's Diva Challenge is to create a tile using a spiral as string.
it was harder than i thought it would be, because i wanted to break away from the seashell effect...to no avail. I did two pieces, and both are so seashelly
I added some ribbons, and then put sand swirl all around. The ribbons disappeared into the sand swirl, so i shaded them with violet and lavendar prismacolor pencil.
Sorry about that blur.
The second piece i like a lot.
maybe because it is simpler. The main pattern is Ammon, and I put some vortex (or some such) inside the shell. Btljz and some beadlines coming out, like a nautilus. Tipple on the bottom. Very seashelly.
You can see where I was playing with flux on that page.
It was fun to do, but I feel like I stayed right inside the box on this one. It's given me a lot of play ideas though. I shall experiment with spirals.
In fact, this isn't an official entry in the challenge, but I'll share it. It is Dave Hunter's pattern, newly published on tanglepatterns.com pinbawl I drew a double spiral, and tried to figure out how to put pinbawl in all of it. It's wonky, but not horrendous, maybe? you can go direct to Dave's blog for pinbawl instructions here, and I highly recommend clicking around his blog. He has some simply amazing stuff on there. A genuine artist.
Surrounded by footlights. I am sure enjoying the prismacolor pencils i bought with the $50 gift card! I won it in a drawing, from a comment on Art Room Blog
There is a drawing there every month, and it really is a charming blog.
and that's it for now. I hope to get clicking on everyone's entries today. My computer was so balky at even reading my camera chip today...don't know how many more challenges I'll be able to post.