Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Weekly Challenge #116: "Blind Sighted"


This week's Diva Challenge was a great one! It was to close your eyes and blindly draw a string and then  tangle it. The' tangle it' part was with your eyes open.  I learned that one the hard way. In fact, I learned several things during this exercise.
1.  I have no concept of size.
2. To others, that little bump the pencil makes, signifies that you are leaving the 'safe zone' of the thick cushy tile, and venturing into the 'no-no' territory of  the  white counter top.
3. Not to me it doesn't.
4. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser cleans the pencil strings off the white counter tops just fine. ( I believe this exercise is why Maria came up with the 'strings are only in pencil' rule. I'm sure she envisioned the possibility of me trying to clean permanent marker off white tile with my Magic Eraser. Thanks Maria!.)

My first string made it a little onto the tile but not much. The part on the top right that ended up on the counter top (and a little on my my phone bill) was much more interesting, but I always go with what I have.  I outlined the string in red.

So you can see...precious little string to work with.

Here's the second one I did, because I seem to be all about the colored pencils these days. The string is in red.  The rest of the top right hand loop is on my counter. A significant amount of the bottom left hand line is on my Chang Jiang Menu. All indications point to the fact that the clutter on my counter needs to be taken care of sooner rather than later.

And here it is without the string.

Why, when I was working on a 3.5 inch tile with my eyes closed, did I think I could make huge sweeping-motion strings a la Jackson Pollack? Twice? A little too enthusiastic about this challenge? I don't know. It is yet another one of the  mysterious qualities that makes me the 'special' person I am today. I'm not crazy. My Mum had me tested.

Thanks again for another great challenge, Laura! You rock!

10 comments:

Kitty Mommy said...

Love, love, love the pink net shadow!

P.S. word verification and autocorrect are not friends.

ledenzer said...

I can tell that you loved this challenge, and I love what you did with both tiles!

Lila Popcheff said...

These are fabulous - great shading! You sure did have some fun with this challenge :)

Donald Wilka said...

Looks like you had a great time doing this challenge. They all look great.
Like the color in the second tile.

Linda Selymes said...

Both of your tiles are absolutely lovely. I got the biggest kick out of reading how you did it, and getting pencil marks everywhere. Sounds like your counter looks a bit like my desk, lol.

Tangle Bright said...

Both of your tiles are so pretty! I love the use of color in your second piece. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Be happy :)

Jacque Solomon
www.tanglebright.com

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

These are wonderful, love the "bump" share. Very nice black and white and color!

Anne's tangle blog said...

You've done a great job I think.

Kathy said...

Love them.. they are so pretty...I think they turned out awesome... I hear ya on the counters...lol

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I would have also like to see the extraneous marks recorded here for posterity. When you are famous that Chinese food menu with your exhuberent marking will sell for thousands on e-bay.