5.23.2013

The half-way point

Not a lot of drawing happening around here, though, I AM right at the middle of term! Once I get through todays classes I can start counting down to the June/July break - I'm really looking forward to the 3 weeks off, though I can barely comprehend that we are almost half way through 2013. Wasn't it just Christmas?

A quick, simple bit of spirally cone love that popped into my head last night - I did remember to shade this one before patterning:


Ah, and some scolls.......my (not so secret) obsession...... It's not complete yet - I did the outline for this one yesterday, hopefully I will have a chance to shade it tonight - it always amazes me the difference that shading makes to the drawing.


I'm almost to the end of another journal - it's time to take a look back through and see what needs to be finished off, or ideas worth resuscitating.

hx

9 comments:

  1. Hello Helen, I can't agree more with you the year is flying and yes it was only just christmas. I'm a stay home pensioner apart from heading off to the shops to shop for food and essentials or off to medical appointments then I am mostly home and you would think time would stand still, but it doesn't.

    I spend my days either sleeping far too much or quilting/sewing or some other craft and yes I hate house work.

    Now more importantly why I am writing this email is to let you know. I love your spiral doodle but the highlight for me is your beautiful mooka with leaves. It's glorious and again I could see it developed into a fabric piece as in applique or as a template for continuous line topstitching as the final bit on the quilt. I know this all probably sounds pretty weird but to me and I am sure many others that design is beautiful too! You are extrememly talented.

    Well I'm off to do some sewing shortly, take care until next time. Julie Beard.

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    1. So many more fun things to do than housework, Julie!

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  2. Ooooh....I Love the elegance in your work.
    Your style is so special and unique.

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  3. Hi Helen. I'm always looking forward to recieve your mails, whit your newest drawings. I love the way you make the ribbons/spirals and your ribbons hanging down from the pencil - Here: http://alittlelime.blogspot.dk/search?updated-max=2012-11-01T20:25:00-07:00&max-results=7&start=56&by-date=false
    I have really tried, but I can't get them as real as yours. If one day you have time, I would be really happy if you could draw a little story book of how you draw your spirals.
    Have a wounderful weekend.
    Tine from Denmark

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    1. Hi Tine, thank you! I love working with spirals and scrolls, particularly cone shaped ones like the one in this post. I will have to see if I can do some kind of step-out one day - they're all about shape and perspective.

      You have a great weekend, too!
      hx

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  4. Really like the spiral ribbon. The pattern work is great. Look forward to seeing your finished piece after the shading. I agree that it makes a big difference. I am going to have to be more deliberate about checking your blog. For some reason, they are not showing up consistently in my reader.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. I have started the shading on the leaf and scroll drawing and am hoping to knock the rest of it off today. I don't know why the blog isn't coming up consistently in the reader - though I have been a bit slack about posting of late - just had too much else on. Have a great weekend! hx

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  5. Lovely spiral cone Helen - very inspiring and I love the white space that you leave.

    As you are cooling down, we are finally starting to warm up in Alberta, Canada...

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