Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Diva Challenge 181: Water!

We have water this week, as our challenge from the Diva.

Something I've been wanting to figure out how to deconstruct is the lovely pattern swimming pool water makes in the sunshine.



I just love everything about it...the color, the randomness, the pattern, the motion, the freshness. There is something very blessed about being at a pool and seeing this play of water and sunlight. I'm working on how to create something reminiscent of this, and I want to do it justice.
Maybe I'll post something if I find a way to do it.

Meanwhile, the challenge has inspired me, and I did a few pieces. This is my favorite. I thought "pond" and went for it.

 Hollibaugh all around, and in the  middle I used crescent moon and printemps, because ponds always have ripples and concentric circles. The Hollibaugh has some umble between, here and there, and I put white dots in some of the spaces. I think Hollibaugh looks like a beaver dam, or like the flotsam you might find on the shores of a woodland pond. As I shaded this one, i found it looking more and more like a drop of water...though I'm not skilled at that, as I have seen some are. Still, wonder what adding white highlights in strategic places would do for it. I'll post again, if I decide to do something with that.





I also like this one a lot. Crest is the star, with msst in the background. I love how the shading brings out the depth.








This is a good challenge. I'm gonna have fun with it all week!



20 comments:

  1. lovely tiles. I like all the little things in the middle of the pond (printemps)- and crest is an awesome tangle for water

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  2. Wonderful Tiles, HeidiSue. You put a lot of thought and creativity into this challenge. I love the way pieces of Hollibaugh sneak into the "Water's" edge. Awesome effect. Your Crest is beautiful. I applaud and encourage your quest to deconstruct the Swimming Pool reflections effect. A daunting task, and a worthy goal.

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  3. Beautiful work, I love your first, it has a water quality but I also feel like I'm seeing the night sky. Crest is great, makes me want a Dairy Queen, yummy!

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  4. Wonderful tiles. Your first is my fave and I love the thought that went into it.

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  5. Made me smile to see that I used a couple of the same tangles as you but came up with something totally different. I love yours though - really powerful, which is perfect for water!

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  6. I love your tiles, nice shading :)

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  7. What a great idea to do your pool. And, the second one is a great piece as well.

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  8. Can't wait to see how you deconstruct the pool! Love the larger sparkles in Printemps in your first one. The Crest, is awesome! Love the shading.

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  9. Both are beautiful! But I do love your pool ... wonderful and creative idea! Like your way of using Hollibaugh here!

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  10. I like the way you explained how you constructed your pool. I also like the second tile with the waves.

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  11. Gorgeous tiles!!! Beautiful work! :0) Share humanity

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  12. I like them both and also like that they are so different!

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  13. They both are beautiful tiles and so different that I can't pick a favorite ;-)

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  14. Love your thoughts and both of your tiles (as I love water)! I swim 3 times a week and every time I am thinking about the pool, the sunshine and how to make a tangle out of the movement. I would love to see if you find a way to do it. x

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    1. swimming is my favorite sport, too. I love swimming in a pool with sunlight coming in, pulling my hand thru it with all the bubbles sparkling in the light.

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  15. Great tiles. Like the picture of the pool.

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  16. Printemps is the perfect choice for the little ripples which you get in a pond. Love it. Linda x

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  17. Indeed, it's a beautiful "pond". I love the water photo that inspired it. I, too, am in love with the endless motion and transformation of water.

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