When I was scribbling away in my journal yesterday, I started stacking these fat curly bracket shapes and the drawing soon became a ?blade? of wheat. (I googled it and cannot find a term for the seed head and stem. Anyone?) My 02 micron has become really scratchy - ideal for the feathery strokes on the wheat.
Since the individual shapes remind me of hershey kisses, or chocolate buds, I have dubbed them "kisses". I love the idea of drawing something and thinking "I'm going to add some kisses to this!" Way, waaay cuter than saying "I'm going to add some fat, curly brackets!"
I love the flowing action of drawing these shapes (straight lines are not really my friend - I always lose focus and wobble), it's quite a diverse pattern once I started playing around with more ideas.
I love the little butterflies - the small ones are done by working up to step 2. The large one has another "kiss" added onto each side. The pattern makes a good braid when you stack single kisses, too.
If you click on the images below you should get a larger picture and hopefully be able to read the writing on the 2nd one - let me know if you have any problems with it :)