Wednesday, 20 August 2014

something in the way

This week's Diva Challenge was to tangle something inspired by water. 

I love water.  I live by the sea and view her like a true and trusted friend - she's always there for me when anything and everyone else might not be.  I think and in turn write about water a great deal.  I am amazed that it can take so many different forms.  I am stunned at its patience and the damage it can cause.  And I am forever grateful that I can turn on a tap and find a ready and safe supply of it.

Yesterday we received our half-yearly water bill and were told our usage was well below average.  We have developed little everyday habits to avoid waste.  We collect rainwater in a butt to water our garden.  We were thanked on the bill for 'using water wisely'.



And so to the tangling.  I toyed with a few other ideas, but when this one came it seemed simple and somehow perfect.  A circular tile with strips of colour from a watercolour brush pen.  With lines of Printemps over the top (my trials with this tangle have been documented elsewhere).  Some Msst in between.  A touch of shading and there you have it.

22 comments:

  1. Love it. It is a very relaxing looking piece!

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  2. I just love this! Very nice tile!

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  3. This is wonderful, love the orb, tangling, and perfect shading!

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  4. Lovely tile, I think it's very creative you made this out of the water theme!

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  5. Love the soft simplicity of your tile.

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  6. This is an amazing Tile. Love the flow and your superb design sense. Beautiful work.

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  7. This should be done large and hung on a wall! As my husband would say "Worthy of hanging!"

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  8. a lovely tile. the colour and composition are very nice.

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  9. Oh wow! It reminds me of the planet Jupiter hahahaha! Printemps is one of my favorites. I love how it looks shiny, no matter where it is used. And inside your flowy bits, it adds so much texture and interest

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  10. This is so effective, more so on a circular tile somehow, a great interepretation of the sea. Linda x

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  11. Wonderful and very elegant! I love it!

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  12. It's a beautiful zendala. There is a great balance between white areas and the colored areas.

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  13. This is so very beautiful, I LOVE the design and Printemps seems to be made for it.

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  14. Great idea to depict water. When I saw it it reminded me of one of those pictures of earth that they take from space. Water covers so much of the earth.

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  15. Beautiful. I love it.
    I love the elegant design and the flow it creates, And the coloring, and texturing.

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  16. Really beautiful in its simplicity. The Printemps really fills the shapes nicely and I like the coloring as well.

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  17. Congratulations on your water savings! That is awesome!

    I love your zendala... You captured the challenge so well! Beautifully drawn, shaded, and colored!

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