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?
 

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

jmiriah 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