4.21.2013

symphony in blue and green.......and yellow

My school holidays officially end tomorrow. I am back at school on Tuesday and I still have to work out menus for the term. Urrrgh! I have had a super-busy, but really, really wonderful break - the timing was perfect for our summer garden produce so I've been doing lots of preserving. I've also been experimenting with some more involved cheese-making and finally built up to making a hard cheese yesterday - my first cheddar is curing on the bench. Too bad I don't get to taste it for a couple of months.

I saw this amazing quilled portrait on Pinterest yesterday. I particularly loved the scroll-y smoke streams, the little teardrop shapes, the circles, the EVERYTHING! Here's the drawing it inspired:


I went mostly freeform and just kept building from the middle. I didn't worry about my colouring too much (don't look too close!), if I went out of the line, I just drew another line and filled it with a different colour to camouflage. Probably why some of the scrolls grew so big! Really fun to use some blue in this one - it is not my go-to colour and I did lean towards the green end of the spectrum. Touches of yellow in here also along with my fave lime green.

hx

9 comments:

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL....Love the color combinations and all those swirls....

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  2. Love love love this! Very inspiring. I want to give it a try.

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  3. I know you are crazy about your lime green (and I like it also), but this one is just wonderful - I LOVE the colours - summer and water and coral.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    ;-)
    Tine from Denmark

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  4. this is beautiful! and as always i love your colors - you have such lively, fun work :)

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  5. Helen you have played the blues in a symphony of swirls!! Groovy!

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  6. Thanks, everyone! It was a fun one and I'd like to do more along these lines :)

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  7. Lovley! I can see a bird in these swirls.

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