Diva Challenge #99 – Looped Border String

LOVE curls, loops, bubbles, beads and general roundness.
Goes without saying therefore that I also LOVED this new challenge (which comes courtesy of Margaret Bremner – check out her post on looped strings here)
I’m not so sure I love the end result quite so much.
This is what I started off with:

Nice, eh. (so yeah – might’ve “tweaked” it a little. Sorry)

And this is what kinda happened (I drew holding the pad portrait-wise, but the picture here is oriented landscape-wise. I think it makes more sense that way. But you tell me what you think)

And here’s the portrait-oriented version:

Oh and I’ve also got another string ready to tangle tomorrow – that’s how much I’ve fallen in love with looped strings.



Diva Challenge #98 – Keenees….

What with Christmas fast approaching (too fast for my liking) I felt like drawing a series of interlinking baubles as my string today; I thought I would end up using Keenees as the string itself but it deserves better than that!
As ever I am utterly disappointed with my shading. I am, and always have been, completely devoid of logic and common sense – this is my excuse for my non-sensical, rather shoddy approach to shading…
Oh well.
Maybe I’ll learn one day.


MO in Action

As you can see, MO works really well as an alternative for a string. You can draw the pattern once, or several times side by side – then you can go to town with embellishments and variations, adding tangles and dangles around it.
I feel it is a pretty versatile pattern and has the potential to be played with ad infinitum.

All in all, I’m quite pleased with myself, really.


MO – My first pattern…..!!

I’ve come up with a new pattern!!!
Well at least I think it’s new.
And it’s my first 🙂

I think its name ought to be “Mo” – seeing as it was developed it towards the end of November, which these days is becoming otherwise known as “Movember”, at least in the UK. Many guys I know (except for my own!) take part in this noble fund raising event each year, and i figured this was a fitting way for me to join in this time round. Because, trust me on this, a lady is better off NOT growing her own ‘tash, even in the name of charity!!
Click here to find out more about Movember.

Anyway, about this pattern (did I mention it was MY FIRST).
Well – it kinda loosely reminded me of a ‘tash and came about after I noticed a pattern I quite liked on one of Mr Wibbs’s shirts. I tried to draw it and hey presto, “Mo” was born!

…hope you like it…