Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Diva Challenge #309, Made by Joey #158 and other stuff...

Diva Challenge #309
"Noom"

Noom is the latest pattern presented by Zentangle HQ. I thought I'd give it a go in the round along with some of my Mac 'n Cheese (Sandswirl and Tipple) patterns since I enjoyed them so much last week. I used a watercolored zendala.

Made by Joey #158
Finish My Tangle Alphabet Series: "M"
featuring; "Mi2"
additionally: "Msst"

Another Bijou in my alphabet series.  I'm creating headers for my pattern library binder.

More Mac 'n Cheese

I had a pretty intense week and took the occasional break to Zen. Armed with only a pen and a couple of tiles I had pre-strung I did a little bit here and there. I shaded them last night and finished them with a coat of clear nail polish. I generally avoid graphite shading because I tend to make such a mess, but not only does the nail polish seal it all, it also deepens the contrast which I lovelovelove.

A Travelling Tangle bookmark
I finally finished

Joann Cook
from Hoover, Alabama
sent me this

The Cheese Stands Alone;-)
me at The California Artisan Cheese Festival
Petaluma California

This past Friday I participated in a competitive event where I presented my  "Ultimate Best Bite" at an event celebrating California artisan cheeses.


My illustrated recipe: 
Flatbread cracker, kale pesto, cheese, 
finished with a drop of limonato olive oil &lemon zest

I'm a Cheesemonger at a specialty food market and have only been doing this for two years. It was my first time ever competing and participating in an event such as this. I had to create 200 bites and then stand at a table all day talking about it, over and over and over... It was exhausting!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me!



30 comments:

  1. Always beautiful work Michele, especially this week I'm fond of your stunning Diva's tile and that wonderful bookmark.
    You look very happy on that nice pic. I wish you succes and thank you for your delicious recipe.

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  2. HI-ho the dairy-oh ....your Zendala is wonderful! (Or is it a cheese wheel?). Your shading and color is awesome!

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  3. I'm still getting to know Noom - but struggling to know how to shade it - you got round that very well with your colouring. Super stuff! (And all that talk of food has left me with a rumble - good job it's dinner time!)

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    1. Thank you Jem. Yes, the shading is tricky because I think there are a couple of ways to go about it. I need to play with it more.

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  4. these are all so yummy looking,. I think I like your "zen" tiles that you did for relaxation the best, but that bookmark is wonderful too! And yummy on the cheeses, too. Good stuff!

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    1. Thank you Heidi! I really like the Zen tiles the best too๐Ÿ˜‰ Last week's Diva Challenge came at the best possible time for me.

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  5. Noom looks lovely on your round tile. I enjoyed seeing your big smile in the photo. It can be tiring when doing a demo and repeating for hours, but it looked like you were having fun anyway!

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    1. Thanks Jean! I did have fun๐Ÿ˜‰ Probably won't ever do it again, but I'm glad I did.

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  6. Awesome zendala with Noom! Cheesemonger? Whow! I Love cheese!

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    1. Thank you Anita! Cheese is my favorite food ๐Ÿ˜

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  7. Although the cheese attracts me, I can't let go of the tangles. I love that zendala with its lovely colours and gentle shading. The nail polish idea is good, although I often use a sealant from a local DIY store. Always a pleasure to see your work.

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    1. Many thanks Margaret! I think I will try a sealant when the nail polish runs out.

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  8. Your tiles always look so 'rich' and beautiful! I can't imagine how I could create them like this. Oh well, luckily we have are own style :-) I love yours!

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    1. What a lovely compliment. Thank you so much Ilse! Yes we are lucky to have our own unique styles-I admire yours so much too;-)

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  9. Lovely tiles and even yummier looking cheese! Congratulations on your first tasting event.

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  10. Such wonderful work. Noom is gorgeous and I love your Bijous! I love your photo "The Cheese Stands Alone". I'm sure it was exhausting, but you do look like you had fun.

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    1. Thank you Nathalie! I enjoy putting faces to the art so I figured others enjoy the same;-) That was quite a day. At that moment I was relieved and happy that all my bites were finally in place and I was headed for a glass of wine;-)

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  11. Another fun visit to see what you have been up to! Lovely Artwork and now I am craving cheese! ;o)
    ~ joey ~

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    1. Thanks so much Joey! You are an inspiration;-)

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  12. Very beautiful zendala with NOOM. I love all its components, your choice of colors, tangles and the shading
    Very pleasant photo too !

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  13. Lovely Zendala for the Diva challenge. Mine had some common elements. You know, great minds. ๐Ÿ˜‰Thanks for the thoughtful comment you left on my blog post

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  14. Mmm. Yummy cheese trays...Sorry, I digress! I want to reach through the screen and touch the Zendala with its soft colors and shapes. Gorgeous. Lemon with cheese? That's got to be good!

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