Skip to main content

some kisses

Disaster has struck! My blender pens have not arrived yet (I use these to create blended effects like this on my morning glories. Hopefully Monday. favourite light grey promarker has almost run out and it will take about a week for another to arrive! My visit to the  letraset site was dangerous - boxes of tria markers were on sale and I ended up buying the 12 set of grey tones. Can't wait for them to arrive. I haven't tried them before and they are meant to blend beautifully.

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 :)


Bring on the weekend!


  1. Lovely - what a wonderful way to start the morning finding this delightful post - love the name kisses

  2. Another fantastic tangle for me to try! It really does look like a ear of wheat...

  3. Thanks Helen, all your gorgeous whispy kisses are floating all around the world..such fun!

  4. "ear" of wheat..Is what you say...Apparently! Love this latest one, I'm not great at feathers but will persevere in the hope that one day they will look remotely as gorgeous as yours!

  5. Thanks, all :) Also, for the help on the correct term for an "ear of wheat"! I may never need to use it again, but at least I know now :)

  6. I think this is a great looking tangle. I did not know it was called an "ear of wheat" but that is what I immediately thought of when I saw it. Really like the things you come up with.


Post a Comment

I love hearing from you :)

Popular posts from this blog

PATTERN - Faux Weave

I am getting ever closer to the finish line of my course. I have one more round of assessments to go and should be done in around 6 weeks - I cannot wait! I have enjoyed it, but am more than ready for it to be over. Thanks for hanging in there with my erratic posting over the past year or so :)

My desk, which has a myriad of buried treasure amongst the clutter  (my organisation "system" tends towards scribbling things down on scraps of paper when I get an idea then throwing them on my desk). Anyway, I had a bit of a clean up last night and it offered up this pattern ready to scan and share.

I love, love, LOVE easy patterns and how, often, from a simple construct the illusion of a more complex design can be created.

I think that "faux weave" is one such example. What could be easier than spiralling around a single line? Stack these spirals together using a square grid, alternate the direction, add some basic fill and shading and all of a sudden you have a woven effe…

String Rose PATTERN

Well, d-day has almost arrived. Tomorrow I head back to school. Where did the summer go? At least the class schedule is looking pretty light and I'll only be at school for 2- 2 1/2 days a week.

Today I want to share a really simple technique/pattern I've called "String Rose". This idea first made an appearance on the blog during the old into new challenge back in 2014. I named one of the experimentation tiles as Trentwith and though this pattern was the initial source of inspiration, my version takes a different approach. I had always meant to share the technique as it's so simple, and fun, but I just didn't get around to it. Until now! 2 1/2 years later.....haha.

O.k., here goes........

The String Rose Pattern - this shows the base technique.

As it's all done in one continuous line, I thought a little insta-video might help out:

Puffy 8's PATTERN

O.k., wow. Another year done and dusted! Can you believe it's 2017? Me? I'm still reeling.

So, where did 2016 go? I had so much that I wanted to get done here on the website, but, life takes some interesting turns and my return to full-time study in 2016 though not planned, was so interesting - I loved it!

Since term ended for our long summer break, I've been periodically working on tidying up my files and found some unpublished patterns that I hadn't got around to posting. I'll put them up over the next few weeks.

Today I'm sharing a pattern called Puffy 8's - it's another spin off of 2/8's (love that base pattern!)

You could stop at step 5 above, or keep going to fill all the spaces.
And, what's life without a bit of freeforming?
Wishing everyone a happy, productive 2017!