Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Diva Challenge #113 - Hip To Be Square

The Divas Challenge ths week is all about squares. A square with in a square with in a square. The string is the square.
So mine has a slight Japanese theme to it - notice I say slight. I'm missing Japan these days. Spring is slowly creeping in and the cherry blossoms are emerging.  Spring has to be my favorite season in Japan, and I'm kind of wishing I was there now.

So my string is the square bamboo frame, a rope frame and a basic plain frame. For the backgrounds I used sand swirl which will represent the sea and twile to represent the tatami mats and of course the flower stamp  for cherry blossoms.


16 comments:

ledenzer said...

Shiny and great in its satiny shading!

tanglewithlinda.wordpress.com said...

This is lovely. I like the combination of color and graphite shading. I especially enjoyed reading the symbolism this tile represents for you.

raven said...

I love the cherries winding their way thru your composition. Very nicely done!

Kelly said...

This was a fun challenge to do. Thanks for your comments much appreciated.

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

Your cherry blossoms are gorgeous, I love the reflective quality of the frame.

Susan said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love your cherry blossom addition...just perfect.

Didisch said...

Great shading and nice touch of colors. Besutiful tangles used.

zasa lein said...

love the bamboo frame a lot! reminds me to japan with the cherry blossoms right now! very nicely done!

Traci F said...

Such a beautiful and meaningful tile! I especially love the cherry blossoms.

Anne's tangle blog said...

Beatiful; I love the tangles you have chosen and the blossoms.

katydidsworld said...

It's hard to be away from a place you love. Your tile is a beautiful rendition of the things that make Japan special for you.

Tangle Bright said...

I really loved your story that went along with your beautiful piece. Beautiful shading, balance and a pop of color. This may be one of my favorites!

Jacque Solomon
www.tanglebright.com

Sue said...

Beautifully themed, great choice of tangles, and wonderfully drawn!

Sue Clark said...

This is so beautiful! Delicate and bold at the same time.

distangleart said...

Your tile is lovely and the tangle selections work so well.

Anneke (Merry-Go-Round) said...

You did a great job with this very romantic Zentangle, it's lovely! And believe me: I do'nt say that because of my Japanese pen pal ;-))