Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Diva #257 - Oooh Shiny!

This week it continues to be hot, hot, hot in Canberra. We keep having days into the mid 30s - very unpleasant trying to teach in non-airconditioned rooms with hot and sweaty kids. At home it is not much better. We do have air-con but the heat still takes it out of you.

Making things worse for me is that my cold has returned. I had it a couple of weeks ago. Started in the head and then went to the chest. This time round it has started in the chest and is moving on up. Erghh!!!!

At least I have a lovely weekend planned. The Husband and I are going to Huskisson for the weekend. He's taking the Monday off and I don't work Mondays so we get a bit of extra time on the beach. We're staying at the place that Moo and I discovered in January.

This week's Diva challenge caught me not feeling good health wise or head wise. Not a great combination. I struggled to come up with ideas of my own then struggled to put those ideas on paper into a form that was presentable. And now the photos don't pick up the sparkle. Mmmmm.

The frustrating thing is that the idea of this week's challenge suits me so well. I do like shiny objects. I do get distracted easily.  I do chase after new ideas and things to do. 

Anyway .....

Here's the tile I created last night after several failures. The paper does have sparkles on the white parts and the blue squares in Bales were made with glitter pens.

This afternoon, feeling worse physically than yesterday but clearer head-wise, I settled down to complete another tile. In this tile I tried out a new Tangle - Sati  - and combined it with an old favourite - Cadent. I used glitter pens and a metallic coloured pencil.

Have a good week.

And thanks for all the comments.

Miss L


Ria Matheussen said...

I like the combination of the blue and the gold accents. The blue flower in the corner is beautiful. I really like your tile.

Anne's tangle blog said...

Like Ria said, the blue and gold are beautiful together!!!
I also like the composition of your second tile.
Poor you, being ill in that heat. Hope it will be better this weekend and I wish you a GREAT weekend. Kees and I will go to a hotel in a nice part of the Netherlands next week.
O, and I want to thank you for your so very friendly comment on my blog this week. It made me blush.

Annie Taylor said...

Wishing you well! I love both your tiles but as everyone has found, it's SO difficult to capture that 'shine' on camera, isn't it? Axxx

Anonymous said...

That second tile really appeals to me, in its simplicity and skill. (Yes, of course I like the one with the blue in it but that second one makes me go back for another look.)

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Love the blue and gold tile and your Sati is stunning too. Feel better soon.... I hate those revolving colds!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Both are wonderful! Like the previous comments I like the combiantion of blue and gold!

Jennifer Sparrow said...

Both are really pretty! I love the composition in the second, with the Sati going all the way across on the diagonal. Understated and elegant!

The Yorkshire Tortoise said...

Hope you are starting to feel better by now. You have managed to produce two great tiles regardless. So irritating that the shine doesn't photograph well but still I can imagine it.