O.k. so this isn't the most original doily design, but this one does demonstrate what I call "structured randomness" in it's design. I've been playing around with this concept for awhile. And while I am not a "doily person", the doily lends itself perfectly to this idea. Coming from a traditional art background I am very drawn to free flow creation. Tatting is not exactly a free flow art form and doilies in particular are very structured and geometrical.
So I've been trying to combine both free flow and structure together to ultimately create an harmonious result. I don't know if I have achieved that goal in this piece but it is an idea that I am interested in at the moment and will work on until I am satisfied.
I realize that we all have different aesthetics, and many of us like the predictable repeated geometric qualities of traditional tatting design. Then there are those of us who like to step out of our comfort zone and get a little wild and crazy with the unexpected. Personally I like both the traditional and the unexpected aspects of design, so voila, by working on combining both we shall see where this journey ultimately ends.
Please feel free to weigh in with your thoughts and preferences.
It looks like my HDT "SUMMER POND" made it into a treasury by the same name.
It also looks like I missed a big milestone for this blog. I finally reached 100,000 unique visitors. I always like to celebrate these things but unique life circumstances have taken precedence and I guess I'll have to wait for the next 500,000 visitors milestone to celebrate.
Things are holding steady. My cervix is no better or worse than the week before. ..and hopefully that will remain true after my doc visit today. I am still on bed rest.
This baby is proving to be a real survivor! I think she is stronger than I am.
The constant migraines are keeping me away from the computer so I do what I can in the short moments that I can actually look at the computer monitor.
I go in for my weekly ultra sound today. I am hoping upon hope that I don't get admitted to the hospital again. That has been the pattern: Regular check-up turns into hospital admission.
The good news is that I am 6 and 1/2 months pregnant today and I have gained a total of 5 pounds so far. Whoo hoo! I have been eating hamburgers, pizza, brownies, cookies and ice-cream....all things that are normally NOT a part of my diet but I am desperately trying to put on some pounds....so the sacrifices I must make...LOL!
That's it for now. Every day is precarious. As I have stated before, I do WHAT I can, WHEN I can.