The Art Elements blog hop has come around again and I have to say that I am really enjoying being part of this. Check them out http://www.artelements.net/
So this months challenge was ‘swirls’ and it just so happens that it has combined beautifully with a FB group challenge and a new FB group I have joined. They are all about Spirals and so it all links together beautifully. My first thought was of this piece I made a few years back as the sky fits the theme perfectly.
I have several older pieces I have made that fit the Swirl/Spiral challenge but this for me was all about making a new piece. I did think about doing another Bead Loom piece but inspiration was not forthcoming so I decided to do an off loom piece.
I am not usually a person who thinks too much about colours and usually just pull out beads that I like the look of. This ‘usually’ works for me and so I employed this tactic this time round as well and I am happy to say I love the end result.
This was the start of the piece and it really does not look like anything…….
However, make it long enough and then turn it into a doughnut shape, add some sparkle to the centre and voila, You have a swirl that I have been told reminds people of a Sea Urchin or a 9 legged octopus! My son think it looks like a Pokemon character…..Me I just think it looks pretty. I am a simple person at heart. I hope you like it too.
I will put the links for the other contributors below if you would like to see their take on the topic. I will certainly be checking them out.