Thursday, August 30, 2018

Art Elements August Theme Challenge

Photo of swirl graffiti by Jason Leung on Unsplash
Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

The Art Elements Monthly Theme for August 2019 is swirl. Swirl makes a great design element and inspiration. Swirls are found all over from urban graffiti like in the photo above to the creations of Mother Nature found in nature.  Just look at the number of different swirls found in this seahorse in the photo below.

Photo of seahorse with swirls by Jason Leung on Unsplash
Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash
A swirl can also be a thought or an idea.  In the following poem called Swirl by Carl Sandburg,  I think the swirl is a thought of a ghost.
                                                                        SWIRL
A SWIRL in the air where your head was once, here. 
You walked under this tree, spoke to a moon for me 
I might almost stand here and believe you alive.
Purple and Pink Earrings by BayMoonDesign
Purple and Pink Earrings by BayMoonDesign

These purple and pink earrings are textured ceramic earrings with a pink swirl design. Sterling silver is used in the ear wires and to wrap through the pink and purple ceramics. I stacked some pink and silver Czech glass flowers and faux pearls on top.   These "swirl" ceramics are by 
Jenny Davies-Reazor.  
Light purple earrings by BayMoonDesign
Light purple earrings by BayMoonDesign
These light purple earrings are textured ceramic geometric earrings that dangle below lavender agate beads.  Natural brass wire is used to wrap the agate beads. I used natural brass ear wires on these circle earrings. These earrings hang about 2 inches and are light and comfortable to wear.   The artisan ceramics are made by Marsha Neal Studio.   These are trending circle earrings that you won't find in a department store!
Photo of swirls in rose flower by chuttersnap on Unsplash
Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

See what others created through the month of August with this swirl theme in mind.



We all love to hear your comments.  Please feel free to comment.  

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful and I love that poem too.

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  2. Lovely earrings, Kathy! Those are some great swirls.

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  3. Very pretty earrings, not heard that poem before

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  4. Love your different inspirations and your earrings are lovely.

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  5. Great use of fun components! I love both earrings.

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  6. What for wonderful inspirations you chose, Kathy! Your earring designs turned out lovely! :)

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  7. I love seeing those beads being finished into something to be adored. I really enjoy your sense of color and design Kathy! Thanks for participating :)

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  8. Oh, I can't pick a favorite. I can see them dancing merrily as you walk.

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  9. The earrings are beautifully done. I have a bunch of Marsha's beads and can't decide what to pair them with. Your choice was perfect.

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  10. Fun earrings, Kathy! I really love what you did with Marsha's beads... what a fun color combo.

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  11. Love your earrings! How sweet that you had swirly components of Jenny’s & Marsha’s to use for this theme challenge.

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  12. Great post and beautiful designs, I love the subtle colours in your second pair of earrings.

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  13. Great earrings, Kathy! Love them both!

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  14. What fun earrings! Marsha's glaze on that pair is so stunning! Sorry I was late - I was at the art retreat!

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