Take for instance, this week's Diva Challenge. Guest blogger Katie Crommet implored the crowd gathered there to embrace simplicity, to reach the point of "enoughness," in her words.
I like that, "enoughness."
That is one tough spot for an artist to figure out: to know when enough is enough, put a signature on it and consider it "done." For this exercise, I knew that magical moment as I had predetermined the spaces that were to be left unfinished, and that would be that.
I've also been playing with Margaret Bremner's idea of using "Flying Birds" to create strings, so I had my journal page ready and waiting for me. While I was at it, I wanted to use Margaret's tangle called, "Boss," which set the tone for the rest of it. Free-form "Lanies" and "Limpitz" completed the no more than three parameter. I chose not to shade it as I liked the bold graphic just the way it is, with some of the bits and pieces outside the lines (my kindergartner self would have had a conniption fit over that!).
The Diva response is in stark contrast to my IAST for this week, where I'm still embracing this concept of "enoughness:"
I drew another page with String 101 as I thought it has many possibilities. And good thing! When I was wide awake this morning at 3 AM, I dabbled in TM3 by Suzy Mosh. This week's monotangle is "Ixorus." I know, it veers into "Crescent Moon" territory, but that just goes to show the similarities of some patterns.
What do you think? Are these pieces finished? Overdone? Half-baked?
Well, this falls into the latter category, for certain. My idea for this week's EIM:
|Rudolph the Red-NOSED|