Not surprisingly, Strike 7 is the next piece in my Clock Face series. I finished this piece several weeks ago, but, I have to admit, I have been practising my procrastination skills when it comes to writing a Blog Post about Strike 7 🙂
In reality, I have had a couple of weeks of work. My daughter, Angela and two grand-daughters Bianca almost 7 and Matilda 18 months came over from Canberra for a week over the Easter break. I had a wonderful week catching up with Angela and doing all the wonderful ‘Gran’ type activities with Bianca and Matilda.
Bianca is very crafty and wanted to help ‘Gran’ make a bag for Matilda. Bianca is very good at ‘supervising Gran’ as Gran made the bag so, off course, the bag turned out wonderfully 🙂
Matilda discovered that Gran had a large collection of buttons. They were sorted into colours, however, Matilda devised a wonderful game that I will call ‘Button Showers’ where she loved to up-end the containers of buttons over her head 🙂 Needless to say, my buttons are no longer sorted into colours:)
I set up a ‘craft table’ for the week and spent a lot of time with Bianca doing ‘art related stuff’ and moderating Matilda’s input. Matilda is still convinced that eating art supplies is a good thing 🙂
I spent the second week of my holidays sorting and re-organising rooms/cupboards etc. I donated what is now an over supply of kitchen gadgets and linen to charity. Yes. I also admit, that I was able to dump an accumulation of ‘stuff’ that now longer served a purpose as well as some stuff that I have no idea why I bought it in the first place…
What a great feeling – everything tidied and sorted….
Now, I have been back a work for a week and ready to settle down to ‘daily life’ again.
Overview of Completing ‘Strike 7’
This piece was approached in a slightly different way to the first 6 pieces in this series. The ‘Stepouts’ page, shows the ‘Stepouts’ for a quarter of the initial component of the design. The ‘Stepouts’ page is completed in a much smaller scale with fewer lines, however, the principal is the same. When this first component of the design is completed, it forms the outer extremity of the piece. It also creates other smaller shapes within the piece which gives a framework to complete the other details.
I began with a circle as previously and then divided the circle into 12 divisions of 30 degrees each using a protractor, beginning at 0 degrees. Then, I drew lines from the centre out, marking the end point of each line an equal distance from the centre. Next, I did exactly the same thing again, however, this time beginning at the 15 degrees point.
It is very easy to get the sets of lines confused. Draw one set of lines as a ‘dashed’ line and the other set of lines as a ‘dotted’ line. This will assist in identifying each set of lines.
The next step is to connect the lines as shown in the ‘Stepouts’ page.
Referring to Sample 1 and Sample 2 Below-:
- On the 0, 30, 60 and 90 degrees lines, the measurements and portions of the lines used are exactly the same.
- On the 15, 45 and 75 degrees lines, the measurements of the lines used are exactly the same. The portion of the lines used differ.
- The lines are connected in exactly the same way in each example.
- Notice the completely different ‘base line’ created in Sample 1 and Sample 2
- Notice also that the different ‘base line’ creates different shapes to utilise for the remainder of the design.
- Once this ‘base line’ is completed, I then review the individual shapes created by the ‘base line’ and create a design within each shape progressively.
This is not intended to be a complete instruction. I hope it gives you enough information to try your own hand at creating a Tangled Line Art piece based on a Clock Face.
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