Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Few Challenges and MoreTravelling Tangles


Give Peace a Chance

Peace is the dominant topic in our challenges. In our art, in our country and in the world. I'll try to keep the chatter to a minimum as I've been pretty busy this week.
I scanned my Peace sign zendala on top of a note card I'd received from one of my Travelling Tangles peeps. The strip of washi tape felt right with this piece.

Circle String series with coffee-there's a Peace sign in there somewhere
pattern: Organic

Joey's string this week was a Peace sign too. I took a few liberties with this one.

Diane and Carolien's Weekly Alphabet Challenge
B-H-T: Beloved, Hi-C's, Target

...and my latest Travelling Tangles:

Ragged Ray sent me this lovely abstract of the Golden Gate Bridge and a beautiful hand tangled note card. The white layers of fog were a happy accident;-)
In carrying on the theme, I added some "Undling" hills and "Eureka" clouds

This amazing tile was sent to me by Susan Rink Olsen. A beauty just as it is, yet...
...more is more! well, it's a requirement in any case;-)

Timing was perfect as I was finishing up my last two tiles, this batch of happy mail was in my mailbox yesterday...you may recognize the handiwork of the incomparable Michele Beauchamp in my little pile of happiness. Stay tuned!
I know many of you visit by way of the Diva challenges so here's the link to my last (non-Diva) post featuring more travelling tangles including the one Shelly finished off for me.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me.


23 comments:

  1. Very elegant peace tiles. Perfect subdued colors and lovely pearls. Thanks for participating in my guest Diva challenge.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne! I really enjoyed doing this and thank you for the inspiring prompt;-)

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  2. All lovely, but I love the shining pearls in the 2nd one best!

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    1. Thanks Anne! It seems I've grown quite fond of the pearly Tipple fills, especially since I discovered the Signo Uniball pen. The white is really fluid and opaque.

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  3. I like your special peace tiles with these shining pearls,also the traveling tiles are beautiful, the "golden gate" tile is very original and the colours of the last one are stunning, love all your work.

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    1. Thank you Ria! This Travelling Tangles Project is my new obsession. I love when I'm drawn out of my comfort zone. It's a little daunting putting my pen to another's lovely piece, especially when it's so different from my own style, but some how, some way, something magical happens and it's extremely satisfying-even a little thrilling. You should try it;-)

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  4. I always love to visit your blog and admire your beautiful and colourful work! This time, your Joey tile is my favorite (very creative!).

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    1. Thank you Ilse! I'm really having fun with the current Joey series...and my new white pen;-)

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  5. Hi Michele, I've been meaning to comment on your beautiful work, but this week's offerings are just so gorgeous, I had to leave a note! Wonderful, colorful, gorgeous tiles! One thing--(actually two things!) Can you tell me where to find the Eureka tangle you used for the Golden Gate Clouds and the tangle that was used down the side of her card? I've looked and looked! Thanks and keep up the beautiful work!

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    1. Hi Denise, thanks so much for the lovely words. "Eureka" is by Julie Beland. I've been drawing it for so long that I can't even remember where I first saw it. I think it's on Pinterest. Julie has a Pinterest board so type in her name and see what pops. As for Ragged Ray's border, I just messaged her on Facebook to ask. stay tuned!

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    1. Denise, it's called "Sati". It's Ragged Ray's own design and it's published on tanglepatterns.com. Very cool;-)

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  7. You have done so much this week and so very pretty too. I think th Joey one is fabulous, gorgeous, lovely... (I like it, can you tell?)

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    1. Thanks Margaret! This Joey series has been really inspiring. I'm so glad everyone is liking my take on it;-)

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  8. Thank you, Michele! You are awesome! I do love to come by your blog to see your designs. Thanks for checking out Sati for me!

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    1. Happy to help. It was a delightful discovery for me too. I'm so glad you asked about it. Thanks again for visiting and taking the time to comment.

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  9. Wonderful work on all your tiles, the colour as always is awesome

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  10. Love your peace sign. Love your traveling tiles, especially the sky and landscape you've added.

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  11. Oh, your Diva Challenge piece has such a totally calm - and yes, PEACEFUL quality. The piano keyboard image really draws in the theme of the musical inspiration for this challenge. I love it! All your work is wonderful, but I especially appreciate your travelling tangle work. I admire your beautiful work and also your commitment to follow through on the pieces you receive from others. I love in the bridge one how you created two distinctly different values by changing the ink used on the color background. You tho thmart!!

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  12. these are all so lovely! That Diva Challenge tile is just sumptuous. Love that blue!

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  13. Your work is so beautiful! Love them all!

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  14. All of your tiles are so beautiful. I especially love all of the colored inks and tiles you've used. Really inspires me to play more with my backgrounds.

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