Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Diva #280 - Rio Olympics

This week's Diva Challenge is about celebrating the Olympics.

I found this challenge hard to do as I haven't gotten into watching the Olympics much this time round. Maybe that's due to Netflex (Broadchurch for edge of your seat drama, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for laughs) and Zentangle - two things I've been spending time on lately.

Anyway, my first tile uses the motif of a oars, as this sport has given Australia one of its' few gold medals for these games. Diva Dance for the water, Printemps for water highlights and Ahh for sky highlights.

My second tile draws inspiration from an Olympics games that I did watch - in person. This was the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney. The Husband and I got to see beach volley ball (loud, fun and the only time I've visited Bondi Beach), hockey (which we used to play every weekend) and some athletics. I also got to be in the grandstand for a dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony. 

The funny looking set of coloured symbols on the bottom right of the tile are taken from the top part of the Sydney games logo. From there I've added ribbons of Finery, Shattuck and Twing, with a touch of Flux at the edges.

Other drawing

This week I've been reading Chapter 6 of the Zentangle Primer. This chapter is about learning more tangles rather than exploring techniques of shading, enhancements or tangellations.

These are some tiles that I've drawn, influenced by this chapter. The way I'm drawing Shattuck at the moment is directly from chapter 6. Zen gems and Twing are continuing to show the influence of my visit to Shelley Beauch over a month ago. 

Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to drop by your blogs too.

Miss L


Anonymous said...

This is lovely work. I'm hoping I've dropped enough hints to get the primer for Christmas, it looks great and I love the way you are using it.

Ria Matheussen said...

Original tiles for the DIva, indeed it was not an easy challenge but I like yours.
I'm a bit jealous how you are drawing gems, just beautiful! And I agree, the Primer is a wonderful books with a lot of new knowledge.

Michele ºÜº said...

These are some lovely tiles. I like the originality of the oars and water. :)

I too am jealous of the gems. I think I'll be looking into those in a few months. Right now I'm just trying to get my shading down with graphite. ;)

michele said...

All of your work here is so lovely. You've been quite busy;-)

Suzanne Fluhr said...

All of your tiles are great, but my favorite is the one with the green gems. I really need to learn the technique. They add such a touch of elegance to all the compositions that include them. Nice!

Jean Chaney said...

All beautifully done pieces. I particularly enjoy the gems. So pretty!

Suse said...

Beautiful work! I was having a baby during the Sydney Olympics so I did a lot of watching those games too. I've had them on quite a bit this time round, Masterchef deprivation I think lol.
Your gems are lovely, I particularly like the topaz like one

Anne's tangle blog said...

All beautiful!!!!

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

You've been a busy tangler, nice work. I'm really taken with your gem play, beautiful work.

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

So many wonderful tiles to see here! You are very busy. Your Zen Gems are absolutely gorgeous!