Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spiraling Ocean



Dion Dior here.  I've had a rather busy month of April, but nonetheless have been loving the April theme.




Spirals seem so abstract at times, especially when we're thinking art.  But when you look around, you'll be amazed at how many spirals exist in the every day things.




To me, spirals are motion, and when I think about spiraling motion, I think about the ocean.  Unfortunately I don't live by the ocean, but I grew up on an Island nation, completely surrounded by water.




Most people in Australia live close to the ocean, and it is an integral part of the Aussie way of life. I grew up with sand between my toes and my dream is to move back to the ocean one day.



The ocean is in my blood, in fact it's in my heart and soul.  So, in the spirit of spirals, I thought I'd share some of my "Spiral" influenced sketchbook pages of waves and shell.
 

 
Thanks for checking in. xx

36 comments:

  1. wow, those are all so gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful and I love the bright colors you used!

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  3. Simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Dion, I simply LOVE your work!!! The spiral and the heart are two of my favorite symbols. They have been as long as I can remember. And I too grew up with sand between my toes! Except for 2 years in Wyoming I've always lived close to the ocean and I'll never leave again!!

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    1. Thank you Debi, they are favorites of mine as well. Yes, once the ocean gets in your blood there is no saving you. I hope to move back to sea one day. I live in Iowa right now and couldn't be farther from the ocean. (sob) xx

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  5. beautiful! i need to get started with the sketchbook challenge, when my life slows down a bit. your work is lovely :)

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    1. Hello Alice, nice to see you here. Yes, keeping a sketchbook or art journal is a lot easier than we think, and a very necessary part of my self-preservation. Hugs xx

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  6. wow. very beautiful! What medium did you use on the shells? The colors glow!!!!

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    1. The shells were done in Twinkling H2O's, ink, and black watercolor. xx

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  7. Beautifu what you show us! I love the colours and the spiral lines!
    Wanda

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  8. Whoa....lovely colors and beautiful spirals...You really do see them everywhere...

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    1. At first I was stumped with what to draw for this theme, but once I let go of expectation they started appearing everywhere. Hugs xx

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  9. Beautiful. I love the bright colours you use. I hope your dream of living next to the ocean will come true one day soon.

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    1. Thank you...yes, I'm sure it will. In fact, I'm working on making my dream become a goal. Hugs xx

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  10. Your spiral waves are gorgeous!

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  11. Your work is beautiful. L too love the sea and have lived near it all over the world. L now live in London but try and go to the sea and the beach when ever l can. My son has just gone to live and work in Sydney and hope to visit it soon. L have never heard of the inks you used ... So l just looked them and think l cold be hooked! Lynda

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    1. Hi Lynda, I guess the ocean never really leaves us, no matter where we are. Yes, you'll be hooked. xx

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  12. I love the colours and your graphic style. You've inspired me to try some spiral doodles. Thank you.

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  13. Glorious...the depth in the first piece is amazing...contented sigh. I think I'll go scroll through them again.....

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    1. Thanks for visiting Sara. I'm glad you liked them.xx

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  14. I love the colors and design of your work! Tangle on!

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    1. Indeed Cora, thank for visiting. xx

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  15. funny how i never thought about it, but i tend to be drawn to spirals too! Love you art Dion!

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