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Monday, June 17, 2013

Two Tough Challenges

      The ladies of the challenge world have ganged up on me or maybe my brain is on summer shut down!  Seriously.  The last post - Bright Owl's - was hard.  The template gave me fits.  Then the inchie!  The word "light" was our theme.  I just couldn't seem to get happy with any ideas.  My final thought was the one I went with - "the light at the end of the tunnel",  I used markers and colored pencils to do the tunnel, then put a gold gem at the center.  What do you think?
The Light at the End of the Tunnel
     Then I was off to Diva's.  Oh dear.  I am still not certain I understood the directions.  But I had fun.  We were supposed to (I think), do a piece without using tangles or tangleations.  I did. . . I think.  Like I said, it was fun, but it may be all wrong.  I went over to look and see what others had done (see side-bar) and at that time no one had posted.  Either way, here it is.
Gnarled Oak 
      I am off now to work on blog number two!  Yep, you read that right.  I have two huge interests.  One of course, is my art world.  I feel I have to be creative each day or I can't function.  My hands are constantly busy.  I never just watch TV or movies, I have to be busy while I do that.   My other "world" is my teaching.  For sometime I have followed several different education blogs and wanted to participate in their discussions, but did not feel that I really wanted to connect to here.  This week I am starting a book study with a group on-line (The Book Whisperer) and I needed a place to write about it on.  I also would like to talk about my years in education.  So blog number two is being developed.  As soon as I get it up and running I will post my link.  I would love to have you drop by and say hello - and maybe even follow me there if you share the interest.  You will hear a bit about it here, but I promise not to bore you (too much).
    Thanks for dropping by and leaving me some sunshine.  Hope your week is going well.

16 comments:

  1. Yes, there are some dificult challenges now. I think you did very well!

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  2. Love your take on the theme! What a neat idea!

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  3. You handled them all very well and I am glad you had fun!

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  4. Very well done…I'm loving the different interpretations of this challenge in particular. Very thought provoking.

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  5. Wonderful job.

    Joyce

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  6. I was confused to at first, thankfully people had already posted by the time I got there so I was able figure it out... otherwise I was afraid I was going to just draw some bubbles!

    I think your tree is wonderful and full of tangly goodness and I really like the light at the end of the tunnel.

    I usually find that going with the first thought that entered my mind is best... I always seem to come back to it in the end anyway!

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  7. Love your "End of the Tunnel" tile! The light looks like a huge topaz -- very realistic. Your non-tangle tree turned out great. I think you captured the essence of the challenge. Good luck with your new blog. I just started my first blog - not knowing anything about blogging. I still have a lot to learn but it's been fun so far.

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    1. I hit on your name to see your blog. Make sure you set it up so I can follow! I am sort of new to blogging myself -probably crazy to try to do two! Ah well, it will be an adventure!

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  8. Love your inchie. Is it a train, that is coming out of the tunnel?

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    1. Maybe . . . I guess one has to brave the tunnel to find out. :)

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  9. Great inchie! And, I think you got the diva challenge as I understand it as well. You've managed to create a very aged and moody gnarled oak - great setting and fills.

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  10. This turned out really beautifully. Love how you "figured it out". I haven't even started yet as I've been vacationing.

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  11. Both are wonderfully creative and great interpretations of the challenges. Glad you hung in there and posted them.

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  12. That is SUCH a good idea - love it and haven't you done well - think the gem makes it. Brilliant.

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  13. A great take on the inchie theme, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  14. these are wonderful, cathy, i love the gemstone for the light - it works perfectly! and your tangled tree is fun :) i've been doing a lot of nature drawing lately and i love your tree!

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