The other night I’d had enough of thinking and working for clients, so I indulged myself in a spirograph therapy session.
I took out my old Super Spirograph and set up a wave pattern, attaching the pieces to the paper using the putty that comes with the new set – which is basically poster putty that you can buy at a stationery store. I chose a wheel that would fit on the paper (number 63) and proceeded to draw using hole 1.
You never know with these irregular shapes when the wheel will come back to its original starting point. In this case, after going around to create the pattern in the second picture, the pen landed one tooth over from its starting point. I knew from experience that completing the pattern would create a dense design, take a long time and not be as interesting as it was now – it would hide the shapes of the loops on the concave sides, which I found interesting. So I went around once more with the dark blue pen, then twice more with red to create the design you see.
I filled the spaces with more designs using the same colors, plus purple, with ring 150/105 and various wheels. Here’s the result. If I did it again, I would try to make the large design more symmetrical:
The therapy session worked and I went to bed happy.