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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Jewels of the Sea

This week's diva challenge 306 was posted on 3/06! I find that ever so AWESOME! The challenge was to use Lily Moon's pattern, Amphora. This was my first opportunity to draw this lovely tangle... as I experimented with it I realized I wanted to emphasize the feeling of the sea that it gave to me. I selected a tan tile and decided to use sea colors, blue and gray for my ink. Instead of using the first line of the pattern with the diamonds I started with circles to feel more like pearls/jewels to go with my sea theme. As I tangled, my mind wandered to a magical place under the sea where:

The sea waves 
crashed
and rolled
gathering and
selecting 
beautiful
mother of pearl
ornaments...
a gift.  

This tile is titled, "Jewels of the Sea." 

"Jewels of the Sea"
"Jewels of the Sea" side angle view

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today... It's always nice to have guests. Please be so kind as to leave a comment, I'll be sure to pop on over and return the favor! Have an amazing, art filled day! 

17 comments:

  1. That's really beautiful, Holly! And I love the poem as well :)

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  2. I love the tile and the little poem. Isn't it wonderful when word come to you all of a sudden?

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  3. Lovely poem and absolutely wonderful tile, drawn in a gorgeous way!!!

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  4. Love it Holly. The colors seem very calming.

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  5. This is a fantastic interpretation of Amphora...a tangle that has not been one I've been much inclined to use. But you are giving it a new lease on life.

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  6. Beautiful! Looks like the tide washing in and bringing up all the beauties from the sea.

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  7. Very fine tangleation of Amphora. i like the choice of these colors too!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! 💖

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  9. We were by the sea last week and saw pebbles at the very edge of the sea washed by little foaming wavelets like this. Lovely.

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  10. This is gorgeous! I'm crazy about those colors;-)

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  11. So clever and beautiful. I really love the colors and movement. The poem is so sweet, too!

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  12. Gorgeous, Holly! I love that you used circles instead of triangles. I am always happy to see someone's different take on the original step-outs!

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  13. Totally magnificent Holly! I can feel the breeze, hear the waves, smell the ocean! Love the design, composition, and Colours! As Lords said.... " a lovely mermaid moment! " :)

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    1. Silly auto-correct... the quote comes from Lorna!

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  14. I am just going to sit here, look at your waves and wait until Aphrodite pops up. She will!

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