EDIT: I changed the knotwork inside the mobius strip.. to make it more visible.
Please do a full view or you'll miss the detailing on the strip.
The three children stared at the table top..
"How's it doin' that?" the fair haired boy whispered, reaching two fingers out towards the dull metal object. The only girl of the group, tall and gangly, squatted down, peering under the table.
"It's got to be some sort of trick.. you know, like magic tricks on TV." she muttered, touching the wood of the table top from underneath. The darkhaired boy, runt of the litter, took a step back. Visibly nervous, he shoved his hands in his pockets.
"Told you we wasn't supposed to be here." he said, his voice cracking into splintered tones..
A distant hum became faintly louder as the three stared at it. The fair haired boy's fingers lightly brushed the edge of the metal, and it bobbed slightly. The hum began to sound like audible chanting, voices from far away.. The children couldn't quite make out what it said, but the dark haired boy had enough. He bolted through the empty rotting rooms, out into the cool evening air where only the wind was heard. About 30 feet from the broken door of the abandoned house, he turned.. expecting his friends behind him. Only the gaping windows followed him. He sat down in the dirt path, waiting..
Not the greatest attempt, but it is a true Mobius strip. One edge, one side.. You can follow the lines if you like. (If you don't know what a mobius strip is, look it up. It's very interesting, and I still can't quite wrap my mind around it.) Concieved for the contest for
. As I drew it, I remember different kinds of stories I'd read as a kid.. Two in particular, from different sources. One was a book I'd had about these four kids that find a dragon puzzle. as each kid puts it together, they're transported to a different place in time, each with a different task. The other was a generic scary book for 8-12 year olds about a haunted house that really was haunted.. I don't remember the details, but that's where that little bit up there came from..
It's not great.. but it's a good first attempt. And there is a deadline date to the contest, so I wanted to reach that. Thanks to hubby for the help (how to do metal textures and color variations)..