Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Peacock Feathers

As I wander the internet and blogosphere, I meet some wonderful people and some crazy awesome talented people. A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon Tina/Aqua-Art new tangle pattern that she calls "Yuma." I like Tina's style and I was intrigued by the Yuma pattern, as I am Arizonan, after all.

Yuma gets a bad rap for being just an overblown trailer park for snowbirds. It's hot, it's sandy. It's everything that people think of when Arizona is mentioned. I've not spent much time there, usually stop for a bite en route to California. Supposedly, it's the lettuce capital of the USofA. If you have a head of Fox lettuce in your fridge, it most likely came from Yuma. But none of that comes to mind when you see her new pattern.

I also participate in Adele Bruno's weekly challenge, and sometimes I actually submit my response by the Saturday deadline. She also came up with a new pattern she dubbed, "Uncorked." There may have been wine involved. I immediately thought the two patterns could do a duotangle tango. Again, there may have been some wine involved. (Usually). Her challenge this week is to use her Uncorked, with or without another choice.

I also participate in the Diva's weekly challenge by Laura Harms and this week the challenge is to use the tangle Yuma. (Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, BTW). She is quite talented and manages a huge community of tangle artists from around the globe.

So, Lo! and Behold! Twist all of these together and I got this:


Oh! and full disclosure: I had to get Photoshop involved and I know, that's a big NO-NO! But in order to fully realize that artistic vision in my head, that's where I had to go. (That and the Morgue Files to see what peacock feathers look like!)

Other tangly people drag out their Copics and Sakuras. I use a Sharpie, plain paper and voila! So many blessings for a brilliant, sunny Arizona day to all the viewers of this blog entry! Be sure to check out the multitude of talent across the planet for the two challenges from this week.

23 comments:

  1. This is unreal how gorgeous!!

    Could I ask you something - would you consider turning off word verification? I would love to come here and comment all the time, but I have trouble with the word verification.

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    1. Dear Zoe, I think I fixed the problem that I didn't even know I had. So, thank you for bringing it to my attention. (I recently switched from my tried and true Internet Explorer to Chrome and it's a brand new world out there!).
      I thank you for taking the time and I am so glad you liked my take on these challenges. Have a brilliant day! c

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  2. Really different and very peacockie. I love those colors on the black, and the texture is really interesting too!

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    1. Thanks, Jean! I'm glad you liked how I put all these elements together. A little out of the box, but these things have a real mind of their own and this is what it wanted to be. Have a brilliant day! c

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  3. nice tile - I like the peacock effect - very vibrant on the black background

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    1. Thank you, Kia! I don't often play with color, but this one just HAD to be a peacock and like the bird, it called out for drama! Have a brilliant day! c

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  4. A great combination, these two tangles.

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    1. Oh, and thanks you su much for your Dutch comment on my blog!

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    2. Dear Anne, I appreciate your kind thoughts and am glad you liked the duotangle tango! U bent van harte welkom! Have a brilliant day! c

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  5. Peacock feathers indeed - beautiful.
    Photoshop for me is not a "big no-no". It's a creative tool, just like any other.

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    1. Thank you, Omer for your thoughtfulness. Indeed, I use Photoshop all day long, so I try to avoid it with my drawing, a little downtime. But every once in a while, I have to break out the techno-toolbox. I appreciate that you took the time to comment here. Have a brilliant day! c

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  6. Very nice colorful tile ��

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    1. Thanks, Lily! It's a departure for me, to use color. Glad you liked it enough to take the time to say so. Have a brilliant day! c

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  7. Very lovely tile! I like the colours and the look like peacock feathers!

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    1. I appreciate your thoughts, LonettA; glad you like it! Have a brilliant day! c

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  8. Awesome combination of Patterns. Take some lovely colors, mix in some very creative design work and lay the whole caboodle out on a black Tile. There you have it, a beautiful Tile. Terrific job.

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    1. Thank you, David for the superlatives; puts a smile on my face. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thanks, Tina for a great design to work with; I really enjoyed drawing with it. Have a brilliant day! c

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  10. This is so pretty! A really interesting and original take on this pattern. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Antonine, for your beautiful thoughts. Have a brilliant day! c

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  11. I like that you combined the two challenges and made the tangles your own. I don't mind that you used photoshop, wish I knew how. Don't tell anybody, but sometimes I use an eraser and, gasp!, a ruler also.

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    1. Oh, no! Not the dreaded eraser! Or a ruler?! It'll be our little secret, JL, right here. I'm glad the Photoshop seems to be a non-issue, just another paintbrush so to speak. I've taught myself how to use the program and it's a beast. I'm sure I only know one percent of what I can do with it, but it lets me do what I think I can with it. Have a brilliant day! c

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