Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers and Quilt-Doodlers!
I have a BIG CRAFTSY announcement tomorrow…but first….
Today in our series “Better Quilting through Doodling” we are doodling theUpward Curl that ranges anywhere from a slight curl to a tight spiral.
This little flourish finds it way into most of my doodles and most of my quilts. Once you add this to your repertoire, I’m sure you will see it pop up even when you aren’t thinking about it.
Use lined paper to get started.
Start with the basic shape: From the center, curve out then up adding just the slightest hint of a curl. Echo back to the center and create the right side.
Draw that shape many times (Many HUNDREDS of times if you like–I do!). While you are doodling, notice how difficult it is to create the same shape on the right and left–in other words, how hard it is to be perfectly symmetrical.
Then try creating a fern by stacking the basic shape.Later, combine the upward curl with spirals to create an even more interesting pattern.Wouldn’t this be a pretty piece of stationery?As you doodle, try to create larger and larger versions. You will notice the movement becomes more fluent–that’s when you’re ready to try stitching it.
This may take thousands of repetitions…but that really doesn’t take long!
Commit to doodling every day-while you’re on your phone, or waiting at a carpool or when someone else is driving, while watching TV, waiting for water to boil…..a few minutes here and a few minutes there and you’ll have 1000 reps in no time! (Notice I didn’t ask you for 1000 reps of burpees or pushups?)
Tomorrow: The BIG CRAFTSY Giveaway Begins! Woo HOO!
See you for more details!
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