Swirls are great.

May 14, 2011


A good long time ago I was working on my own school stuff while at Lloyd’s school some weekend. Being trapped in a place keeps me focused.

Um, usually.

After a good hour of working at a desk, I looked up at the window.

Work is boring.

That crummy old curtain was made from two pieces of cloth quickly stapled together when he first moved into that room. SOMEone was in a big hurry to cover the window and couldn’t be bothered to sew it. Hmmmm…. whoever could be so lazy?

Well, years later I thought I should fix it. With dry-erase marker!

There was some prototyping. I thought a checkerboard pattern would be cool, but that was tedious. I also thought other colors would show, but black was really the only workable option.

You can't even see the green, can you?

Nope. Swirls. Swirls were definitely the way to go.

Swirl. Swirl. Swirl. It just might be my favorite word.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Swirls are great.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Cool. That looks a lot like the bubble clusters I do when I’m doodling during a meeting. Next time I’ll have to try swirls.

    Swirl… Swirl… It IS a fun word. Swirl.


  2. Gretchen Said on:

    So some swirls are clockwise and some are counterclockwise? How do you decide which way to swirl?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Excellent idea!! I hate hanging curtains. HATE. It’s the reason I never seldom wash my curtains.

    This idea is genius….and if a doodle on the windows & then do some coloring in, I’ll be the only one in the neighborhood with stained-glass windows.


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