Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kiss my grids!

This is the 37th challenge from "I am Diva" and it's a doozie: create a tile using only grid patterns.  I jumped right in and thought, "I got this."

First lesson learned - don't make your string so elaborate.


Second lesson learned:  tiles have a way of turning out the way they are supposed to - not how you plan them to (kind of like life).

This one was sort of a tile-in-tile look - not exactly what I was going for... but oh well.


Then I had a vision of a cracked wall with a pattern peeking out from underneath.  Yeah... well... I guess it looks sort of like peeled back wallpaper but I was a little happier with this one.
So - then I decided to try simplifying my string AND just letting the patterns find their own place... Still not very satisfied but I like this one better:



Of course - the true challenge is to take a risk, put something out there, and have fun doing it. - to unconditionally accept the effort without judgment.  Another metaphor for life, maybe?

Oh.... one more thing.  a couple of posts ago I wrote that I did challenge #35 but that I wasn't going to beat myself up for not getting it posted in time.  I figured this was as good a place/time as any to post it:

#35 Tile in a Tile
Now I need to rest up.  My little bug is here for the weekend.  I'm going to need all of the energy I can get!

Worn out from playing with Poppa!


Happy tangling - and happy Labor Day!




5 comments:

Daniele OBrien Design said...

Wow, talk about stimulation! Great job, your shading and depth is great, plaids away!

Karen Lynn said...

Oh my. So many wonderful tiles. I love the wallpaper one, and the one that looks like a notebook, and the fourth one--actually, all of them. Great job.

Erin said...

All these tiles are beautiful but I especially like the one with the "cracked wall". So cool.

Judi said...

Yep, I think they're all great, but the one with the cracked wall is my favorite, too. I seem to be into 3D tangles lately and yours is fantastic!

Tinkered Art said...

Oh wow - so many tiles to admire - thanks for the feast.