Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Diva Challenge#313, Made by Joey #162 and Travelling Tangles


Diva Challenge #313
Amanda Day
aka Earth Day

This was what I worked on during the Diva's stream on Sunday night. I had just gotten off work and was at a cafe across the street having a beer when I got the ping. I had a pen and a tile in my bag. I didn't even have a pencil. I drew a light spiral and  a few curving radials as a string and stuck with my usual suspects of organic faves. It felt a bit like a tide pool as I began drawing. I shaded it the next morning.


Diva Challenge #313 partB
Earth Day 

Later that day...I had one last watercolor zendala that begged to be included in this challenge. I started with one Mooka and the rest just emerged.


Made by Joey #162
Finish My Tile Alphabet Series: "Q"
featuring: Q-belle
additionally: Quandary and Queen's Crown


My recent round of Travelling Tangles again just using a select few patterns from my list last week:

My finish to...

...this gorgeous beginning by Gesine Pless-Petig in Germany

My finish to...

...another of Gesine's beginnings



My finish...

...to this lovely start from Margaret Blank

another finish...

...to one of Margaret's starters

Aimee says "you can just stop your drawing and adore me now"


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










22 comments:

  1. Okay - the truth now. How many beers do I need to drink until I can draw absolutely gorgeous tiles like yours? The earth tile is simply earth shattering. Powerful like an earthquake (oh, that's from Skillet, but its true!). When I first saw your breathtaking mooka tile I honestly thought it was a fantastic ceramic tile you used for inspiration (I think the bg helps the illusion). So...if I drew that same first mooka....no, never! And how you finished all those traveling tiles! Again, something that only humbles me. Absolutely marvelous. The hollibaugh one is my fav. And finally the beautiful Q-Belle-Q with a great Quandary effect in the middle. What a week you had thus far!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Susie! you are so sweet;-)I have to admit that Mooka is quite a triumph for me because I struggled with it for so long. I practiced it over and over, copying Maria's work and the queen of Mooka, Michele Beauchamp.

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  2. The most wonderful picture of the week is the one from Aimee (LOL) but the others are marvellous as well. I agree with Susie, your Diva's tile has so much depth, it really looks like a ceramic tile with fabulous colors. Your traveling tiles are always beautiful finished, especially the first one from Gesine is my favorite of the week.

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    1. Thank you Ria! This cat is so photogenic. My camera is full of pictures of her;-) I truly appreciate your comments. The ATC's from Gesine are amazing and some of the most beautiful watercolor backgrounds I've seen. They were fun and a bit scary to start, but I've been very successful in my self-challenge to stick with my handful of patterns and practice the "Elegance of Limitations". It's very efficient and I can get so much done because I don't have to look for patterns.

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  3. Love the photo of Amiee! Your tiles are wonderful as always! :) I Love your earth day part b tile, that Moooka just flows!

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  4. All so uplifting! Wonderful!

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  5. All beautiful, but the part B made my jaw drop. Outstanding work! Hi, Amiee!

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  6. Great photo of Aimee! I love all your work, but the second one ................. (sigh)

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  7. These are crazy good! My favorite is your finish using akuras on Gesine's start. My daughter is expecting...due date in less than a week...yay!...and that one is like a poem I am writing for/about baby growing inside mama. Good stuff!

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    1. Many thanks Heidi! Congratulations πŸŽ‰

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  8. Yada yada what everyone else said. My gosh Michele I want to be able to Tangle like you when I grow up! Unfortunately it seems I'm never growing up only older.

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  9. I do love visiting your blog Michele! So many creative things I see every time I come here! And your tile for the Diva´s challenge is stunning! thank´s for sharing this!

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  10. First of all, Aimee, I adore you. Second, your week is stunning, again! I love the TTP tiles, especially with the wavy Arukas. Brillant! And the white highlights on your Diva tile do really make it shine, like a lovely piece of glazed pottery.

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  11. I love your earth day challenges. The TTP tiles are also very beautiful.

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