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Challenge #265 - Stripes

I been doing lots of drawings with an organic feel of late so it was fun to do something with straight lines for the diva challenge "Stripes".

I've dubbed this one "Organ Pipes".

One of my favourites from a previous incarnation of the Stripes challenge was my drawing "Pick up Sticks" this was back in 2012 - wow, time flies, right?

You can check out my previous challenge drawings here (all 76 of them!)

Have a great weekend!


  1. Once again Helen, your rendition is amazing. Makes me want to draw Christmas wrapping.

    1. Haha. Yes! I didn't think of that but it does look like rolls of wrapping paper :) h

  2. What lovely wrapping paper those would make, Helen. That's funny that the dudz thought of Christmas and so did I. I love Christmas so that must be why I love this unique and beautiful composition!

    1. Thank you, Jean :) It's a bit early for me to have Christmas on my mind! I'm still getting over last year. I love how we see different things in a drawing - wrapping paper did not even cross my mind until Dudley mentioned it! h

  3. Love, love, love it! This is a great tile and I love what look like pipes and as someone else said, a collection of wrapping paper. Great work as usual!
    Barb B. CZT

  4. Wow, those organ pipes are gorgeous!!!

  5. Saw this on my reader but did not have time to comment until now. Creative way to approach stripes. When I first saw it my first thought was rolls of wrapping paper. I like organ pipes better.

  6. I love your stripes. Organ Pipes? Rolls of Wrapping Paper? They are both, depending on your point of view. LOL You do a great job thinking out of the box - a very creative person indeed. They may not be flower-like, but they still are very organic looking to me.


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