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Twitchy Witchy Wandflowers Surface Pattern

Twitchy Witch Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Twitchy Witch Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

It works. It’s a working, repeating pattern. It’s not one of my favorites though. I know what I need to do to fix it. I was tempted not to turn it in. But I read a reminder… done is better than perfect. Actually, I came across that quote by two different artists this week.

So I entered it in the Spoonflower Eclectic Witch Challenge. I can always go back and update the design. And I am very happy with the simple, slightly off kilter plaid. I can use that as a base in other designs, and I can recolor it.

I took the basic shape of a witches hat, and a face. I thought of adding shapes for a face. Simple circles or lines. Tried it, and decided to stay more abstract. I meant to add a secondary bloom, slightly smaller. But after I made the Dandelion, sizing it down lost some of the detail. I’m not happy with both of the “blooms” being roughly the same size.

Twitchy Witch Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Twitchy Witch Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Twitchy Witch Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Twitchy Witch Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

The collection shows the parts of this design. I started with a solid, added the plaid, added the dandi’s, and finished with the wandflowers. There is an actual wandflower, and the colors are sort of the same. A fluke. I was looking for flower names after I had completed the design. Kismet. 😆

Voting is open now until the 23rd. I already have a handful of favorite votes, so maybe it is not as icky as I think. The next challenge is going to be very difficult. “Granny Square Crochet”. More learning ahead!

Pink Posy Curtains. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Pink Posy Curtains. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Pink Posy placed at 492 out of 1433 entries with 49 votes. Woo Whoo! Haha. 🙂 My thanks and hugs to all who voted. Thank you! 😍

30 day creative gathering

Day 24 February 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 24, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 24, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Just a few more days now. Time passes so quickly, but the challenge month seems like a blink of the eye. Speaking of eyes, next month I am having cataract surgeries. “Yay”, she says, with an OMG look on her face.

I knew I have floaters. Annoying. The doctor is not worried about those though. He did not see cataracts in my first visit. Six weeks later they were there. He was astounded. He could not believe his notes had no mention. And I told him that he did not say anything about them. He said it rarely happens, that they develop so quickly. I reminded him I have Lupus, and he did say that could be a factor.

I have pre-op on the 3rd and surgery on the 8th and 15th. I will likely be digitally silent for most of the month. Bright light and all. Their website mentions that color vision may be improved. Hmm. “Interesting”, she says, eyebrow raised.

I have to be honest and say, I am mildly freaking out at the thought of someone slicing my eye open. While I am awake. Everyone I have talked to says it is a breeze. I will be thrilled to have them both behind me.

Day 24, green, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Day 24, green, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I used a digital repeat pattern on the vase. For Nelvia: The lines were black but I removed most of that color and altered it with selective color. Just as printers do, you can get thousands of variations by adding more or less cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Which vase do you like best?

Day 24, clay, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Day 24, clay, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

February 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 23, 8 x 8 Watercolor. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 23, 8 x 8 Watercolor. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

The butterfly is a flying flower,
the flower a tethered butterfly.
Ecouchard Le Brun