Thursday, March 29, 2012

Challenge 64 - Fortuneteller

  Every week I have wonderful plans to check out Diva's challenge on Monday, get my tile done and post really early on the list.  Then papers to grade, lessons to plan and meetings to go to get in my way.  I know, I know.  It really doesn't matter when you post.  It's just a part of the challenge to me.  Obviously, I didn't do it this week either - but just you wait.  Spring break is next week and I too shall be a lady of leisure.  I shall stroll over to the computer to check her challenge, chilled water in my hand, relax on the porch as I tangle the morning away.  Yeah, right.  Sorry, got caught up in some weird fantasy.

This week's challenge was fun (they all are)!  We had to use a set string.  The string resembled the childhood paper toy called a "fortuneteller".   Or as I always called them, "cootie catchers".  Just the other day, a fifth grader stopped me in the hall with the directions to "choose a number . . ."

The first one was not at all what I wanted.  It was just sort of okay to me.  Then as I looked through my sketch book,  I found a pinwheel type design that I had used the same string on.  I liked this one a lot better, but I wanted to do something new for the challenge - not just use an older drawing.  The result was number 3.  I like it a lot better.  It seems more . . . fresh to me.  

  I can't believe spring break is almost here - one more day.  I don't know who is more excited the kids or their teacher!  See you next week from my porch - pen, tile and chilled water in hand!  Have a wonderful week!!


  1. The first is wonderful...., the second is fantastic, and the third is a creative masterpiece!

  2. I like number 2 the best, a short graphik design.

  3. The first one is lovely, the second, very clever and fun but the third one is a real stunner. I guess that is the meaning of perserverance?

  4. I like flow and the curled the "page" in the third one, but really love the second one which to me is so intricate and well done

  5. Love them all but the pinwheel shape is my favorite! So unusual!!

  6. I like them all, but the last one is just gorgeous! Thanks for your comment on my blog.


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