Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pinwheels for Peace

I missed last week's Challenge from the Diva . It took me Forever to come up with Inspiration for the "Love is all you need" challenge, and then I had to work all weekend. So that piece is still a "work in progress.

That Challenge invited us to express the Love that can change the world, and Laura related that to America's great tragedy of 9/11/2001.
And springing from that, this week's Challenge:Pinwheels for Peace . You can read more about the Pinwheels for Peace project here. It's a worldwide visual celebration of the International Day of Peace (September 21). AND it uses the terrific slogan "Imagine . . . whirled peace!"

So Laura challenged us to draw and tangle, or otherwise create pinwheels. Because Saturday sneaked up on me again, I elected the "flat version," but maybe next year I can get myself, my resources, my friends and family together ahead of time!

I did do three tiles, and then to emulate a cluster of pinwheels in the wind, I put them all on the scanner together.

 In "real life" I really don't like the first one I did, which is in the center above, but the contrast between the patterns shows much better in the scanned version! Sometimes I love my scanner -- and sometimes I don't  ;  ).

For now,
Blessed Be and Joyous Tangling!

More soon!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A most ingenious Paradox

Laura-the-Diva calls this Challenge "Better than a Pair of Ducks". She says the word Paradox makes her think of a pair of ducks. It makes me hum the Gilbert & Sullivan tune from Pirates of Penzance.  ; )

This first tile is one I created last year, before I even did the CZT training. I remember spending most of an afternoon focusing on those lines. It's very rigid, but it has something to offer.

I enjoyed the time and was pleased with the result.

I still love playing with Paradox, and I really loved  Margaret Bremner's recent tutorial!

I spent whatever time I could grab this week, playing around with ideas. I came up with this pentagonal version that I like. But then it insisted on having all this curvy, round, flowing stuff.

So it's not the "monotangle" specified in the challenge. I want to play some more, but I also want to get this posted.

Maybe tomorrow I'll add another. And finish up that other post I've been trying to write all week!

Until then: Blessed Be and Joyous Tangling!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kiss my Grids!

The latest  Challenge from Laura-the-Diva: create a tile using only grid-based tangles.

Now I DO remember (first-run, not syndication) the TV series Alice and the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. I Adored Flo and her "Kiss my grits!"  And the grits discussions on Laura's blog this week were almost as much fun as the Challenge!
motherjulie apparently posted a really yummy recipe for pimiento cheese grits, but my computer won't let me see it this evening. I'll try again!

I got one tile done, and had ideas for a second, but the week got away from me (what a surprise!)
At any rate, here's my Challenge Tile for Week 37

And once again, I'm off to bed: up before 0500 tomorrow! I'm planning a just-for-fun post Tuesday, in the meantime

Blessed Be and Joyous Tangling!