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A-Z Journal - C (for Crumpled Roses)

Hello all! What a crazy few months it's been. I've finally finished school, handed in my projects and went for the final assessment interview about 2 weeks ago. I've now got my Diploma of Graphic Design and have decided at this stage that going any further with it is not for me. I don't think I can bear to sit in a classroom for another 1-2 years. That said, I absolutely loved learning what I have over the past year and a half and plan to put it into good use on my own projects.

So, finally, finally, I have gotten around to a new instalment of my A-Z journal........today featuring the letter C for Crumpled Roses. "Crumpled Roses?" you say. Well, here's the thing - I tried to find an existing C pattern that worked for my journal, but it just wasn't happening for me, so I decided to make one up.

These "roses" remind me of the crushed paper flowers that I used to make when I was into paper crafting, hence the name.

To be honest, I'm not sure if I really love them but at least I finally drew something, and, ah well, they're in the journal now :)

These flowers are drawn free-form and each one turns out a little different, so I haven't completed a pattern step-out for them, but have put together a quick insta-video to show you how I went about it.

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Have a good one!
hx 

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  1. These roses are adorable. I love the flow, I'm all about flow! Nice and relaxing.

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    1. Thanks, Linda :) I really enjoy them - so easy to draw. Helen

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    1. Thank you! My faves are always the simple ones :) h

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  3. Love the simplicity of this one. Glad you are finished with school.

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  4. Love them, thank you.

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  5. Congrats on getting your Diploma of Graphic Design ! Thank you for the lovely Crumpled Roses, I love it !

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    1. Very glad to be finished :) Thank you! h

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  6. Congrats on your graphic arts diploma. I kept checking your site and hoped you would be back. You are such an inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie. I'm not really good at focusing on a heap of things at one time, I wanted to really put all of my energy into doing the best projects that I could for my assessments, but am very glad it is done now :) h

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  7. Helen, Congratulations on your diploma! I can't imagine anyone better at graphic design than you. (Why the 1-2 more years? Is that as some sort of intern or apprentice?) GOOD for you, for following your heart, and doing what you need to do! I'm so very happy to see you and your art again!

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    1. Hi Holly. How lovely! Thank you! Initially when I began studying, I had though that I would also do the Advanced Diploma (1 year), then roll the credits from these qualifications into completing a Bachelor of Arts (1 more year). But after spending so much time sitting in front of the computer in the sterile, white computer lab for the past year and a half I could not face doing it any more. I had also reached a bit of a plateau - I learnt so many exciting skills in the first 6 months or so, but after that it was really just using those skills and grinding out the assignments - I still learnt a bit but also got bored. I'm now interested in seeing how I can apply the skills I've picked up to my own ventures :) h

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  8. Congratulations! Thank you for the inspiring post. I love your Crumpled Rose.

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    1. Thank you, Michele! I hope you give them a try :) h

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  9. Love this and a big attagirl for getting your diploma! Love your Crumpled Rose. It could be a cousin of Diva Dance. Looks fun!

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    1. Thanks, Sandy :) I am glad I reached the goal I set myself, but definitely glad I am done!! h

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  10. Congratulations on your diploma, and thanks for these fun roses!

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  11. Congratulations on your diploma!! Great crumpled roses :). Thanks for continuing to share your talents.
    Stay inspired!
    Michelle

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  12. Congrats on your achieving your schooling goal and putting crumpled roses to the book and paper!

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  13. Congratulations! I tried C in my journal to see how I liked it. It sort of grows on one, don't you think (no pun intended) I can't wait to see what else you do with this tangle.
    As with all your art, I just love it! Terri Young, CZT 16

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  14. Love these, a free flow form that remeinds me of Rennie Machintosh roses, just perfect.

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  15. So glad you are finished with school. I know how difficult it was with all that you have going on with the farm, etc. Congrats! The crumpled roses are adorable. Haven't had a chance to try them yet but I bet they are not as easy as it seems...Thanks as always.
    Barb B. CZT

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  16. congratulations on completing school! that is something you cane really proud about! I have missed your art - glad you are back about it again. this is a cool video. will be playing with it this afternoon <3

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  17. Congrats on your diploma. One thing nice about school is that you can always go back if and when you are ready. Your crumpled roses are a lot of fun. I like tangles that are hard to "mess up"!

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  18. Congratulations on finishing your course. A great achievement. Love your crumpled roses. So simple yet very elegant.

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  19. Congratulations on your achievement. I felt the earthquake over here caused by the rock that fell off your chest when that diploma was finally pressed into your hands. Your crumpled rose is an abstract beauty and for me it flows easier from my hand than the string rose did - and still does. Thanks for yet another wonderful tangle pattern to play with.

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