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Friday, September 23, 2011

Pinwheel

Laura Harms' Challenge #40 is Pinwheels for Peace.

Maria "cheated" just a tiny bit!

She found a site for directions to make a pinwheel

Then she created two copies of our 102 tangles . . .


. . . on translucent vellum and hotpress glued them together, back to back.

After a quick walk down to our local hardware store, and a some drill and scissors time, voila!


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Oh yes, if you make copies of artwork, make sure it's something you created or that you have permission to reproduce.

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15 comments:

Cris@TangledUpInArt said...

You did your the hard way. We make our pinwheels here by using thumbtacks and sticking them into a pencil eraser. Lovely project, by the way.

Zentangle said...

I wanted to make it bigger than usual. The thumb tack would not have held this. The translucent vellum was the really thick kind and when I dry mounted the two papers together, they were quite rigid. I found some nice brass fixtures and and the rest I found at the local hardware store down the hill. It made me take a well-needed walk on a nice afternoon. Sometimes I just NEED an excuse to get out of the house.....after all when you live and work in the same place.......M

CarolynK said...

I can envision a host of these turning in a garden...what a beautiful sight!

Lois Heinani Stokes said...

I bet your pinwheel holds up a lot longer than my tangled paper one did. It spun magnificently on its pencil base then drooped sleepily under the rainforest mist.

Zentangle said...

Lois I think mine was more like a wind turbine! m

Carol Bailey Floyd said...

It looks spectacular! I wouldn't say cheating is the word -- I would say creativity was ruling this endeavor! Hooray!

BlueRidgeWoman said...

I agree with Carol - innovative AND creative! Love it.

ledenzer said...

Your tangling is so gorgeous. I love the pinwheel!

Susan said...

You've put a lot of work into this gorgeous pinwheel...but it was so totally worth it!!

Melanye said...

Beautiful!! It really makes my day when I refresh your blog page and find a new blog!! Thanks!!

Karen Woodbine said...

Wow! After all these incredible pinwheels the world is bound to be a more peaceful place!

Steph said...

ha ha ha :) Of course, Marie would find an incredibly cool way to do this challenge! I didn't get to this one this week - September has been so busy with back-to-school, I've barely had time to tangle. I really miss it! Need to make time.... :)

Judy G said...

It's totally NOT cheating when you get to go to the hardware store and do construction!

crotnem said...

I love your art! I want to be Marie when I grow up! LOL

TFS ~ Cheryl

JonaDoodles said...

This is so lovely!