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New book on the way & some dots.....

Have you noticed the tumbleweeds rolling around on the blog over the past month or so? There's a reason! I promise! I've been working on my next book. Ta Da! LOL.

So, here's where I'm at with it.......the majority of editing is done on the text, but I still have a cover, videos and hyperlinks, maybe some more pics ('cause when is enough ever really enough?) and of course, several more (or 100 obsessive) read-throughs to get done. I also want to do a bit of fun stuff on the blog before setting my baby loose into the wide world.

I'm super-excited, but................for the next 4 weeks I have to buckle down and complete my final assignments/presentation for my Permaculture Design Certificate which I have been sadly neglecting. That means the book stuff is on hold till my project is done.

So, I'm thinking taking all this into account, that I'm about 6 weeks off release. That's not all that long is it?

O.k., now for something I've been having a play around with today (yep, whilst avoiding my assignment......bad, bad Helen). It's got a bit of a rounded auraknot feel to it.

Random dots:


Connect up with some curved lines (alternate directions):


Add another row of curved lines:


Keep going, you're going to run into existing lines, just skip over and continue on the other side.



Partially pen-shaded:


Fun! I'll have to play around some more when I've got more time for it.

I'm missing you all, but will "see" you in a few weeks!
hx


Comments

  1. Well... I thought I posted a comment... 2nd times a charm? Thank you for this. :) It's quite lovely, and looks like a lot of fun!

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  2. Oooooh.....this looks like fun, I'm gonna try this now !
    Thanks Helen, for this lovely tutorial.

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  3. Hiya Helen, yes we've missed you, so glad you popped your head up - this looks like loads of fun and I for one can't wait to see your new book :) happy studying!

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  4. I must admit I wondered about those tumbleweeds rolling about. :-). I'm so excited to hear there's good news rolling in behind them! Lovely pattern, as always.

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  5. Thanks for the reminder that this type of pen work can be so relaxing and fun. Plus, it's something for us to do while waiting for the new book!

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  6. What a fun design. Thanks for the update, looking forward to your new book.

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  7. I agree with all above! :) I'm definitely going to try that one out ... as soon as I have a minute. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  8. This looks like fun!... And six weeks is much too long to wait, so get back to work, young lady! ;)

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  9. I am so doing this one right now! I love it. I haven't felt inspired for awhile (life gets in the way) but this gets me going this morning. Thank you.

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  10. Ok, take 2 on leaving a comment. Thanks so much for being so clever as giving us something to play with whilst we wait for your new book. Can't wait! Good luck with your project for school.

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  11. well this looks like great fun :) i'll give it a go, i'm not very good with curved lines, so i can use the practice! can't wait to see what your book entails, but i'll be patient while you finish up your certification. good luck!

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  12. I was just working on some ribbons, when I took a break to checkout blogland. I am so rapt you'll be doing another book. Enough is never enough. This one is gorgeous. Good luck with your certificate.

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  13. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial!! I take it on my "to do" list!

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  14. Can hardly wait for your new book. Love your style

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  15. I love this pattern Helen, so flowy as usual for you. It's wonderful to play with. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. well now here's one the get lost in! Fun...gonna play with it.
    I also must say, your creativity and flare are just delightful. I always enjoy exploring your blog!

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  17. Hi Helen, just discovered your blog and art and WOW it's great! Also great to see the step by step and video tutorials! I've been enjoying it very much, tangled greet Miranda

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  18. Congrats on your up and coming new book. I am always using my Flips, folds and ribbons e-book. This looks like a delightful new pattern too.

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  19. Looking forward to the book launch. Fab pattern, must have a go, ages since I did a dot to dot picture, takes me back to my childhood.✏️

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