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Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekly Challenge #10-my attempt

Laura Harms' challenge to use white space is a hard one for me, because I'm also one of those people who hates to see a good space go unused.  But I've been working on that, so I jumped right on this one.  I decided to see if I could do a little mind-bending, taking your brain where no space has gone before! (What can I say?  It's Monday!).

The example uses several tangles from Sandy Bartholomew's "Yoga for your Brain".  Tung, Paisley, Botto, Itch, Chads, Gewgle and Circfleur.

21 comments:

  1. So....I love the spaces...you stayed true to your art form with the beautiful shading and design, and for such a beauty you didn't take much time at all. Impressive!

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  2. Thank you! One nice thing about squirkling is that you can cover a lot of space very quickly!

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  3. Squirkling... hadn't heard that one before. Very effective and very nice piece.

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  4. Squirkling is kind of like scribbling until you cover most of a space, instead of using straight lines. I did a write up that Linda Farmer will be posting at TanglePatterns.com sometime in the next couple of weeks.

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  5. Do not know the name of very many tangles and I've never seen some of the one's you've used in this, but I do like it!! The little eyeball-looking spheres floating in the blue sea, are especially intriguing....

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  6. Thank you all!

    Sandy's book just came out a couple of weeks ago, so not too many of the tangles have been seen before. It's a great book. You can find my review of it here: http://lifeimitatesdoodles.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-of-yoga-for-brain-by-sandy-steen.html

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  7. Oh My - how wonderful! I really enjoy looking at this - you did very well handling the white spaces. I love your squirkling and am looking forward to the write up at Tangle Patterns.

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  8. Ooooh...this is neat! Reminds me of squid... who knows why. Love the cool colors. :o)

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  9. Great job! I too am pained to leave a space un-doodled! I love your coloring! :)
    beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful! Now I am anxiously awaiting Sandy's book even more, if that's possible.

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  11. Lovely way to respect the challenge but bring your own style to it! I do love your "squirkling" and I look forward to checking out your write up on tanglepatterns.

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  12. i don't know where to focus my eye...with all of the white spaces still very much to see and chew... intriguing creature

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  13. I can see games, swimming and chop sticks so all bases are covered! Great fun!

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  14. Nice Job! I just love looking at your art - you have a real eye for positive and negative space.

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  15. Definitely want to see Sandy's YFTB book now!! (Not that I didn't before, but now - even more so.) I love the floaty-ness of this one, Sandra! =)

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  16. I love the name of this one.
    Oh and I ordered the book two days ago and can't wait to get my hands on it

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  17. Love the Plesiosaurus! He looks like a reptile who is pleased with himself! And pleased he should be with those fine markings! ;-) Love the new patterns...I am peering closely at all of them (because I am still waiting for my book) and love your squirkling too, especially the outside light "shading."

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  18. I love squirkling....even just saying it is fun!

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  19. btw...I think Squirkling is my new favorite word! :D

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