While I am busy with the commission, I thought I would post a few more of my old *Anne-Tangles* for your amusement, disgust, or any other emotions that might bubble to the surface.....LOL!
Below is the second one I tried----a bit better than the first as I discovered the use of repeating pattern.
Finding your own personal *voice* in repetitive pattern is kind of odd. I was talking online with Elena over at My Quest as she had done a few and she said "I don't want you to think I took your pattern!" Well.....it isn't mine and all these tend to look alike to a certain extent. But you do find that after doing a few and looking for lines, dots, shapes, you will end up with a *vocabulary* of pattern that is uniquely yours. I could see it start on this one. The woven background--well, you see that everywhere. Looking for things I could repeat from the sliver of magazine paper, disguising what was really there and discovering my "hairy olives"----I really like those!
One of Elena's pieces had what I swore was a guitar fretboard as the magazine slice! Come to find out, it was a boardwalk---so we all see things differently! Which really, is what makes these fun.
Below is one I started while laying on the couch last night--too tired to think.
I hate it. I hate that big honking daisy-looking thing and don't know where it is going.
But I work them through to the end, and I fill the page. That is the hard part, but also what makes them work. FILL THE PAGE. FILL IT!
Another thing I failed to mention before is that you need a heavy sheet of paper behind the doodle you are working on as there is bleed through. Ooops! Sorry......the brain is not what it used to be.
I do know this: I have to learn to LOVE that daisy! Because it has become the focal point quite by accident! But maybe, when everything else is filled in, it will receed a little. Or maybe a lot! (don't burst my bubble......let me dream!)
In the meantime, I am here issuing a challenge to Elena to finish the pages she started, because they are GOOD and I want to see them done.
And I think I heard everyone else say they do too.....hee, hee, hee! ;-D