Monday, August 15, 2016

Diva Challenge #280 & Made by Joey #126


The Diva's challenge this week to look to the Rio Olympics as inspiration. I have to admit that I've not been watching because I don't get regular television. I googled a few images and used a brightly colored tile that resulted from the new tissue paper technique I shared in last weeks post. The colors  felt very Rio to me. This is my very loose interpretation of medals and ribbons.

Joey's start: "Rick's Paradox", my finish "Abeko"

Joey is starting a new series of challenges based on the Travelling Tangles trend. Needless to say, but it's right up my alley:-) I'm still obsessed with "Abeko". I love this pattern.

I'm still trying to get used to my new work schedule and a fairly busy week ahead. I think I'll be breaking my posts up into two, so hopefully this week's String Challenge and Travelling Tangles will appear Friday or Saturday.

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



36 comments:

  1. Your ability to include color is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Lori! I've become quite obsessed with this new coloring technique to say the least;-)

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  2. Lovely negative spaces on the first tile. :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie Jennifer! That was a fun tile to create, figuring out how to work around that~I tend to fill in everything;-)

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  3. The colour and movement look very Rio to me. Amazing textural depth for your joey tile. Just lovely, both of them.

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    1. Thanks Suse! I had a lot of fun with these. I NEVER get the challenges finished so early in the week;-)

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  4. I love your "special" but beautiful interpretation of the olympics of Rio but also your "Joey's tile" is lovely. You know, I'm a big fan of your amazing colors and every week I'm surpriced. Thank you again for your collaboration; I enjoyed it very much.

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    1. Thank you Ria! I'm really enjoying this new color process (tissue paper) and thank you too for motivating our shared art. That was very special;-)

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  5. Wonderful work with Joey´s challenge! Love it, love your colors!

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    1. Thanks Anita! I think this will be an inspiring new series for the Joey Challenges to come;-)

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  6. I really like your Rio colors and that Paradox has me enthralled!

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  7. Wow. Just wow. Love both but the Joey challenge one is so wonderful. What is the tissue paper technique--do you talk about it somewhere else on your blog? I'll try to find a reference to it. Wow.

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    1. Found it. Never mind! Great technique! Thanks for sharing it.

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    2. Thank you Devin! I'm glad you found it and get as much joy and satisfaction out of the process as I do;-)

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  8. Great tiles! So much color and depth.

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    1. Thanks Dorita! I'm so glad you stopped by;-)

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  9. Both your challenge tiles are so "artistic" --- for want of a better word. Abeko is one of my new favorite floral tangles. Very, very nice.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! There's something greatly satisfying about drawing "Abeko". I can't stop;-)

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  10. Ooh I'm such a fan lol! Awe inspiring work and something to aim for for a newcomer like me, thank you.

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    1. Thank you Hilary, you are very sweet;-) I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  11. Again such beautiful tiles! Your works are just stunning. I love the colours. Especialiy the Olympia tile is so full of joy!

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    1. Thank you Simone! The Olympic tile was immediately influenced by the colorful tile, a little detour from my usual muted/earthtone color palette;-)

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  12. Your olympic tile is so vibrant, love the tissue paper technique, and it has such a lovely Art Deco feel. Beautiful soft colors and graceful design in the Joey tile! You have inspired me to explore Abeko:)

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    1. Thank you Jill! This new color technique is a bit addictive because the results are so interesting and then once the sheet is cut down to tiles, the resulting shapes offer up more inspiration. I love the versatility of "Abeko" and it's truly relaxing to draw.

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  13. Your work is always so creative! I admire how you manage to let colour and composition make each other stronger.

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    1. Thank you Ilse! It so nice to see you back;-)

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  14. Both are beautiful and very creative! Especially I like the first one. What an imaginative interpretation of "Rio Olympics"! Absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Annette! I was definitely inspired by the colors;-)

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  15. Very nice tile and love your interpretation and tile colors. 🤗

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  16. Your diva tile is very special and has wonderful colours :-) And a great tile for Joey's - I love the patterns you used!

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  17. Both tiles are gorgeous, espacially the Diva-Tile with the great colours.

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  18. Stunning! The Diva tile with the bold colors and white space really catches my eye, and the second tile has a kind of antique, patina feel.

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