Pebbles on the Edge

Pebbles on the Edge
Lake McDonald, 2014

Friday, October 5, 2012

The First Attempt is Often the Best

I still love this version the best.

Eilidh and Taliesin: the first incarnation, now nonexistent,
except within the workings of my computer...

...and more silliness from the world of tiny surfboards.
Having fun with my new colors. I haven't had new
acrylic paint for a very long time.
It occurred to me some time ago that the curl of a wave is the same curl of a vine-tendril, a whirlpool, a fractal, the center of a flower, the whorl of a galaxy, the spring of a fern; the Fibonnacci sequence as a metaphor for life, perhaps. For me the curl, the wave, the spiral, is endlessly fascinating. What is the basis of the primal attraction we humans have for this ancient symbol?




Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I love your art!

Eilidh said...

Thanks! I love your writing!

Melis said...

Would you illustrate a book of fairy tales just for me? I can't find one I like and your drawing style is exactly what I want!!! Please, please? :)

Eilidh said...

I would LOVE to illustrate your book! I've always wanted to illustrate. It'll have to wait until I retire. :o) <3