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Swirl-flies

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: swirls, pretty things, health, happy, entertainment, drawings, arts & crafts

So I spent the past weekend on the couch dying of the common cold. OK, I wasn’t dying, but I wasn’t feeling too great, either. However, all that time convalescing meant time spent swirling!

I’ve got a couple of swirls on the go at the moment—including a blue one that [finally] nearing completion and one for the winner of my anniversary contest who asked that I donate the finished piece. (You have to wait for details on that, sorry!) And I will soon be starting a new swirl for an amazingly awesome woman I know.

But all this swirling got me thinking that I wanted to expand my abilities a bit. I still want to do swirls; I just want to make them a bit more… I don’t know… something. So I’ve decided to create a butterfly swirl.

Generally, I completely free-hand my swirls, but I felt that I needed to pre-sketch the butterfly to make sure each side was even. The next step will be to colour in the swirls of the butterfly before free-hand swirling the rest of the piece.

I am a little bit concerned that a symmetrical focal point surrounded by random swirls might make it a bit unbalanced, but it might work. And if it doesn’t, that’s OK because I have a couple of other ideas on how to incorporate butterflies into the swirls.

Oh yeah, I also spent quite a bit of time reading and doing academic-y stuff. I’m a good girl like that.

Comments

Just looking at the swirls the making made me realize why I like the swirls so much…they remind me of Paisley!  And I love a good Paisley.  Keep on swirling…they’re beautiful.

by Mom at 4:07am (GMT) on March 8th, 2012

Wow!  I should have done some proof-reading…  make that “swirls in the making”.

by Mom at 4:09am (GMT) on March 8th, 2012

As I was working on one earlier today, I was thinking it looked rather Paisley-ish, too!

by Just Frances at 5:10am (GMT) on March 8th, 2012

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