Band 9 echoes band 4, in that it is simply the outer border of 4 turned inside out and done in the dark mauve. I like to repeat something in the design with enough change to make it not a copy but something that makes you say, I've seen that before. Something that makes your eye move back and forth over the images helps to create interest in the design.
At this point in the sampler I decided to do two smaller bands instead of just one as I'd done before, again to give variation and interest. Band 10 is done in the lightest mauve and the border band beneath it is done in the lightest green.
Now i'm beginning the 'heart' of Heart Note Alley, the large Iris band with the date and 'signature'. I've been looking forward to this one and hopefully will soon be back with a completed picture of it.
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