Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Diva Challenge #319, Made by Joey #168 and other stuff...


beaded blooming butter

I was so inspired by this weeks challenge and Laura's post. She had a super busy week/weekend so the post was a day later than usual. It was worth the wait;-) 
I really love the stories and adventures she shares every week. This one was of particular interest as she'd gone on a field trip with her son's class to a National Heritage Park near Saskatoon. I'm half Cree on my father's side and though we moved to San Francisco when I was little, I'm still Canadian (born in Vancouver BC). When I was a kid, my aunts (who I never met) lived in James Bay, Ontario, in a place called Moose Factory. They would send us handmade gifts. Much beading on butter-soft suede was involved and my memory of those gifts and Beads of Courage inspired my tile this week. Thank you Laura!!
This weeks challenge is one of Laura's annuals, inspired by her creation and involvement in Saskatoon's annual 5K Color Run which raises money for Beads of Courage, an Arts in Medicine program for children that have chronic or life threatening illnesses. I think this is my third year participating in this challenge.

Finish My Tile Alphabet Series: "W"
featuring: "W2"
additionally: "Waves"

As the alphabet series winds to a close, we all must be wondering "What's Joey cookin' up next?" I know what's cookin' on July 10th;-) Stay tuned...

featuring: Tint, Bales and Antidots

These are a couple Travelling Tangles I finished last week, unfortunately my starting pics were deleted in a mad phone feng shui purge.

May Monotangle Swap
started by Kat van Rooyen
with the dark orbed Molygon near bottom left

May Monotangle or Mooka swap
started by Josephine Wu
with the narrower radiating Betweed cones
and Mooka on the bijou

"A Little Summer Project"
Day 1: One Little Word
Aimee inspired

Every day, for 92 days we are given a drawing prompt, to be collected in any journal of one's choosing. At Christmas time, I made several of these little pocket journals:


For this series I started a few pages with traced bijou and ATC templates. Just as I was setting up my journal for the first week and pondering my little word, Aimee jumped in the window from a wet deck and traipsed across my page;-P
My end game is to have a few pocket journals filled with inspiration that I may later slip into my bag for spontaneous, internet-less, out-and-about drawing sessions;-)
Here's what I did this week:






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








29 comments:

  1. Your bead is such a jewel! Love it!! I also really like what you did with the W, giving it 1 bigger 'leg'. And your other pieces of art are just as lovely and inspiring!

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  2. Your bead piece is great - stunning drop shadows! It's really lifting from the page.

    The journal of prompts will be a great tool too. I love particularly the image using the fragment - that is a scene I need to look into - another on the long long list!

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    1. Thanks Jem! The journal prompts are great. I'm just hoping I can sustain it;-)

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  3. Love love love your bead piece, it's Gorgeous!
    All the other work is beautiful as well.

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  4. I'm enjoying watching your Summer Project come to life and the beads tile is lovely. The subtle colour really brings it to life.

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    1. Thanks Margaret! I've been using the art tissue paper transfer technique a lot in recent months and re-using the shreds of tissue. I love the subtle colors I manage to squeak out of it;-)

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  5. Lot of inspiration here as always! Love the way you made the tile for Diva's challenge!

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  6. Your work is always inspiring! So beautifully done.

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  7. I love your work. I particularly like the way you use colour. Your beads of courage tile is my favourite. That gem is stunning. And Aimee is gorgeous.

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  8. Love the way that you did your BEads this week! Your little pocket journal is lovely too and so much fun. It is always fun to see your traveling finishes.🙂

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    1. Thank you Kate! I'm glad I finally found a real purpose for my little journals. Now I'm just hoping I can keep it up for the 3 months;-)

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  9. Always so much to see Michele! Love everything! Especially your Diva tile! It has such wonderful texture... I can almost feel it! I love the colours on your pocket journal! Would you consider doing a short video showing your coloring process? I've seen your progression photos, but I'd love to see it "live". Aimee is too cute!

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    1. Many thanks Deanne! Unfortunately, I'm just not equipped to do videos, perhaps some day;-)

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  10. Michele, you are the born Zentangle artist machine, always lots of tiles to feed my eyes on. Your beads tile is a real gem and so is the tile with Tint, Bales and Antidots - the 3 tangles in a perfect relationship. I also love your idea for torn edges, your calendar, and - of course - your furry roommate.

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    1. Thanks so much Susie! I got the idea for the torn edges from Laurel Regan's blog Alphabet Salad.

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  11. Awesome pieces again this week. I really love the first one with the gorgeous gem!

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  12. Love your beaded Diva tile! It's gorgeous. Your other pieces are beautiful as well.

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  13. Excuse me for drooling, but this journal is totally awesome and inspiring. Your Diva beads / gem are gorgeous, and your story is so interesting! Thank you for another wonderful post! Cuddles to Aimee, too!

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    1. You are so sweet Jennifer! Thank you😊😼

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  14. I love your self-made journal and how you're filling it! And the handlettering looks wonderful with your tangles. I wish you all the best with your project and I hope that by the end of the project you'll have a wonderful collection of your art! It's really inspiring and I'll definitely be back for more. :-)

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