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This is the third variation of WACP in my negative space design series. This will make your eyeballs dance! Hope you enjoy something that is not BROWN! about 10 inches in diameter

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.





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moment

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#1 posted 380 days ago

Very interesting design , it has a Batik fabric type feeling for me . Beautiful work M .

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 380 days ago

Michelle you are going to have to post more photos. This is really busy and this is not what we are used to seeing from you. It looks like a lot of work and yes it could be a Batik. Good job

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#3 posted 380 days ago

thanks moment.
Ronald: free form batik maybe..I’m tired of round & brown, so I’m on a color kick. I’m sure some other flashy thing will get my attention soon, and just like a crow, i will pursue that!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#4 posted 380 days ago

My first thought was “The Gordian Knot” but then I’m a knots and rope sailor guy.
Glad I didn’t run into this back in the sixties.
Nice work and creativity as always.
Thanks Michelle.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#5 posted 379 days ago

Beautiful !
How is it and from what is it made !

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 379 days ago

Hi kiefer: how BIG is it? 10 inches in diam
maple and paint

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#7 posted 379 days ago

Sweet!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 379 days ago

Wow! That was my first thought when the page opened! This one is really incredible! I love it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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michelletwo

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#9 posted 379 days ago

Hi sheila: glad I could WOW ya!! you wowed me last week with your snow leopard painting!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 379 days ago

One good “WOW!” deserves another! ;)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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moment

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#11 posted 379 days ago

By saying this has a Batik ” feeling ” , I did not mean to imply that the painting was
stenciled or anything other than hand painted ,because I am familiar with the way you work
.The connectivity between your # 1 and # 2 is evident ,but the abstraction of the interplay
between the set mandala and the ” negative space ” has such a delightful camouflage effect ,
very cool , randomness is not easily reproduced in a deliberate fashion . I’m still wondering about
the ’ cross purposes ” inference as it relates to # three , I would assume it refers to more than
technique ; ) what an interesting progression in these works .

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michelletwo

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#12 posted 379 days ago

moment: Working at Cross Purposes is the name of this particular negative space design.( check out my work here on LJ’s.) The volutes cross one way in the foreground and the other way in the background. So this is an airbrushed Working At Cross Purposes. I did not take “batik feeling” as a negative..it does have that look. When I think of batik, I think of , oh say, ferns on a colored background. This is random , no pattern white lines, & white differently shaped areas.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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moment

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#13 posted 379 days ago

cool , thanks .

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#14 posted 379 days ago

I am thoroughly enjoying the work you produce. I agree its refreshing to see something that ‘is not brown’. Also good to see you opted not to ‘imitation grain’ the finish.

I am reminded ( nostalgically) of the late 50’s, early 60’s. A period in design I love.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#15 posted 379 days ago

Not to contradict you, but my eyes are for the want of a better word, stuttering not dancing. Definitely
a different approach and you are really applying your artistic and imaginative skills in a wonderful way. Thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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