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Pleasingly Plump Swirl

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pdevredis

Thanks, Kathy! I do try to switch up sometimes, so I'll try the dark purple in place of the black. I appreciate your input!

katwoody99

Ah,what a delightful forum I missed last night and earlier today! However, I am learning some interesting things about magpies and bowerbirds!
Pat, I tried both your sample puzzles and I believe I like the one with pastels better also, however I do like the purple background on the other. Maybe the occasional switch-up with background colors...

pdevredis

I did see it, and I remember your telling me about your being a magpie! I have heard of bowerbirds, but that's it--I'll have to Google them to find out more!

whatnauts

PD, I expect you can always out-phrase me, except for perhaps my faux-pas(s). Did you see the comment I wrote under siouxzn's?? I'm curious if you've ever heard of bowerbirds.

pdevredis

Whatnauts, you were exquisitely elegant, almost elegiac--I would never presume to pretend I could out-phrase you! :-)))

Thanks, whatnauts and siuoxzn--I love the experimenting, and I love even more the comments that follow! I'm really lucky to have such wonderful solvers!

whatnauts

It's a free-for-all siouxzn. Any and all welcome (well except for extreme rudeness). Feel free to chirp in any time. (And you'll notice I've answered you, even though your comment is directed to PD - for which I won't apologize - hehehe!!) I'm sure PD will be along shortly to most eloquently repeat my thoughts.

siouxzn

..."magpies", "bowerbirds". Pd, I love the conversations between whatnauts, kathy, denise and you especially. Birds of a feather, flights of fancy. :-) You ladies make my mornings an anticipation of pure joy. Pardon my eavesdrop. Thank you all.

whatnauts

I think less saturation is the point of using 'hue charts' to pick the colour. As much as bright colourful patterns are wonderful, we all need a break from them from time to time, and it's really the only way to find new colours and interesting shades and colour combos. So please, keep experimenting!!!!

On a side note, foxy explained her magpie comment and pointed me to the bowerbird. I'd never heard of it - it's one strange and cool bird.

pdevredis

Thanks, I really do appreciate your help with this. Ever since you mentioned that flatness, I've been aware of it, which I hadn't been before. From what I can tell, it happens whenever I don't use one of the 2 dozen or so basic colors that Paint offers. And the more I diverge from them, the less saturated the final color is... I have not the slightest idea why that should happen, of course! But I hate feeling that I should stick to those "full-bodied" ones, and not find other interesting shades... That's one of the many things I like about Wendy's puzzles--her colors are very unusual, and I think that makes the puzzles better...

whatnauts

I like the pastel colours better than the re-coloured version. I'm not sure if the colours are flat or not, but it really doesn't matter with the pastels you've used. And as much as I'm attracted to shiny, bright things (foxymoron told me I sounded like a magpie!!), the pastels are a nice change and I'm sure there are lots of people out there who will be very appreciative.

I'm not sure why I noticed the supposed flatness of some of the colours in that particular puzzle you've referred to. For some reason, it seemed very obvious to me that day, but I've since gone back and looked at some other puzzles, and although I could see what I meant, it was barely noticeable. Perhaps it was just the particular puzzle or the way I was seeing things that day.

pdevredis

"Pretty good"? That's excellent, fabulous, extraordinary, stupendous, award-winning! (No, I'm not in the least upset that you beat me......)!

I just made a new one, and I know the construction isn't as distinctive as this one, but that's not my question. I used colors that are not my more normal ones, and I think that maybe they're that flat color you pointed out the other time I didn't use the basic Paint colors. So I did the jpeg/recolor trick, and I don't know if that's better, or even good.... (It did, however, make great loonies!). These are in the wrong order...

http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=JZQI0MQF

http://www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=KHYZZFCY

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

whatnauts

This was great. Only a few seconds off the board (34:27) which I consider pretty good given the large number of solves.

pdevredis

Oh, siouxzn, how well I know that feeling! I hope it sails/flies/travels by train or bus or car as soon as possible!

Thanks, whatnauts--I really liked the way this turned out! I was originally just making a simple "fat" swirl, instead of the complicated, many-sectioned ones I usually make, but then I got to the end and decided to change to very small sections going in the opposite direction. To me it looks like a tall cone that got its top punched down!

Well, you're ahead of me, Kathy! (38:35). This has picked up a lot of solves this evening--I was in the middle of the board in the late afternoon! I'm glad you liked it!

katwoody99

I like this swirl - lotsa fun! Currently on board (probably briefly) - 34:58.

whatnauts

Oh goodie, goodie, goodie, goodie :))))

siouxzn

My "get up and go" got up and went! But, I sense its booking passage to return. :-) Thanks.

pdevredis

Oooooh, I hope things start going better for you soon! I'm glad that my puzzles at least made things a bit more tolerable...

siouxzn

...from a "fat chance" week to a pleasingly plump swirl...thanks pd, these two puzzles have brighened my outlook.

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