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Working swirls

This entry was posted on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: work, swirls, friends, drawings, arts & crafts

I’ve finally completed my latest swirl drawing. It’s one that I started way back in December for a friend who was embarking on a life-changing journey. It seemed to me that I couldn’t be there to hold her hand, but that I could be there for her in my spirit—and with each swirl I thought of her and sent her all of the positive energy I could muster. (You can see the completed swirl here.)

Much of the work took place whilst I sat on the couch, which means that my coffee table has been littered with coloured pencils for some time. But that’s not a problem in my mind! In fact, my couch and coffee table have become quite the workspace for me over the past few years as I swirl, crochet, or write letters to family and friends back home.

But every once in a while, I do my swirling as I sit by the window soaking up the sun’s rays. Which is what I think I’ll do now whilst I think about how to start my next swirl project—one that I’m creating for an art competition at the end of February.

And I should start thinking about the other swirls I’ve been asked to make, too. And one day, I might even start to think about that blanket I started to crochet way back in October ...

Oh! And the photo with this story, if you wondered, is my submission for The Brooklyn Art Library’s Encyclopaedia of Work Spaces project.

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