Here on the Front Range, we’re getting one of our two-day snowstorms. This is one of our few storms with measureable accumulation and blizzard-like winds of Winter 2015. Nothing like the Plains and Northeast states are suffering, but enough to use ‘hunkering in’ as an excuse to tangle.
I decided to try a snowflake template. My results are ‘ok’ (shushing my inner critic to post not-ready-for-prime-time results) because:
1). I’m being lazy with my brain and eyes today
2). I’m using twelve new (to me) tangle patterns with no practice
3). The shading technique still baffles me. I overdo, underdo or in-the-wrong-place-do
Meh … whatever.
I selected patterns beginning with S for Snow on the first tangle and ones with F for Flake on the second.
The six patterns here are Sandswirl, Showgirl, Spaanders, Slalom, Snowzags, and Seedings (they are spelled correctly).
The six patterns here are Facets, Fiore, Fandango, Fang, Fishnet, Footlites.
I like all twelve patterns well enough to practice and use them again, but I would use a design that provides larger tangle areas than my snowflake templates did.
If you’ve stuck with me this far, here’s your bonus …..
Mind-boggling, stop-in-your-tracks Snow Tangles by Simon Beck, an artist whose work was produced next to Mt. Blanc in Savoie, France. HOURS of meticulous design planning followed by stomping kilometers worth of footsteps in the snow to produce these fleeting works of art:
Even as I marvel at his creativity, beauty and stamina – and strap on my snowshoes to mush around the neighborhood – I’m agreeing with myself this is one kind of tangle I won’t be attempting. But I sure enjoy his!
You can google Simon Beck or see more of his work here.
Thanks to my wing-woman, Coco, for introducing me to Simon!