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Offline Gibby

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Overdoing it
« on: April 06, 2017, 04:41:01 PM »
Flourish-carpetPage by the flexistentialist, on Flickr

It's been a while since I've posted, well, anything. Sorry about that. I've not been exchanging lately, because life just got very much in the way and I didn't dare agree to a deadline I couldn't keep. But I have been practicing. And one night after I had been reading the Night Circus, one of its quotes got stuck in my head. I thought that might be a place where a bird flourish really made sense. (I'm not normally a fan of the birds) And so I thought I'd give it a whirl... or three. The above is what fell out of my pen two nights later. I didn't dare put this is the flourish section, I know it's still really rough. And it probably breaks a dozen rules, but for a practice piece that took on a life of its own. I kind of liked it.

And I think I like fish flourishes. And search-and-finds. Who knew?

Feel free to tell me about the rules I broke. It truly won't hurt my feelings at all.  (I know the tail is awash in errors) And I'll keep them in mind the next time I go nuts on a page, promise.

Hoping it makes someone else smile. (Fishes are fun.)
Gibby

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 05:03:22 PM »
I couldn't begin to criticize. I leave that to others with more knowledge and courage. I just stand here agape drooling quietly on the carpet.
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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 06:36:52 AM »
This is FABULOUS!

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 09:08:55 AM »
This is amazing!!  Great job.

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 02:06:52 AM »
Yah, I'm going to three up that AMAZING! Wow - this is really fabulous. GREAT work! Thank you for sharing with us.  ;D
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Offline Gibby

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 01:45:51 PM »
Awww, thanks all! You've officially made my week!

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 02:52:22 PM »
This looks wonderful!

Offline Salman Khattak

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 03:32:59 PM »
Yup - you overdid it. Please keep overdoing it - this is just lovely.

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 03:25:16 AM »
OMG!!! How did you do this? Wish I could also see a short video on this. :D :D Awesomeeee :D
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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2017, 07:14:23 AM »
This is phenomenal! Well done!!!!
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Offline Gibby

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 01:48:29 PM »
Thanks so much!

I hadn't even thought of taking a video. The next time I get a quote stuck in my head - I may set up a camera to catch the madness. :) My process (especially for this one) is very random. Seeing it all together might be more confusing than helpful, but I think I'll give it a go. Now I just need a little inspiration and a bit more caffeine to start attacking some pages.

Thanks again!!!
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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2017, 05:00:47 PM »
beautiful!!!
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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2017, 12:33:26 PM »
Beautiful!

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 05:45:00 PM »
I agree with all others - great!  TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS...WELL...JUST RIGHT!

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Re: Overdoing it
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 09:53:39 AM »
@Gibby : that's beyond beautiful!!

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