Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Diva Challenge and Mother Nature's Dirty Tricks!

This week's Diva Challenge # 210 was to use a spiral as a string.  I had an idea, but it all blended in together until I added the shading.  It's better but it's still not like it was in my head but it was fun to play with anyway.  I always put my first try up so here it is.


I know that my friends and family are all totally buried on the East Coast and I really don't have any grounds to complain, but that's never stopped me before...so... 

All our snow was gone. We even had a couple of days in the 70°s! Spent Sunday at the park, rejoicing in the open water...




Hunting for fossils...





 Walking by the river...


Communing with the chittering muskrats...


Walking a new path in the spring woods....


That had fun bridges over the melted snow and mud.


My crocuses bloomed on Sunday afternoon!


Then Monday morning I woke to this!


We were supposed to get 1-3 inches...we got 10-12 inches instead!  Darn you and your nasty surprises, Mother Nature.   There's only one thing to say in a situation like that.....


9 comments:

Ulrike B. said...

your spiral string tile ist so beautyful. i like the black pearls

Lily M. said...

Very nice tile :)

SuzyMosh said...

Nice pearls!

LonettA said...

Very lovely tile with these black pearls!

Suzanne Fluhr said...

I'm not sure what your tile looked like in progress, but with your shading, you certainly achieved depth. I feel like I could pick up the string of "pearls".

I'm not sure where you live, but I know my friends and family in Philadelphia and environs were somewhat annoyed with more snow on or about March 20th. I missed it by getting out of Dodge---to Turkey. I spruced up my tile post for this week's challenge with some photos of tangle inspirations I found there.

Suzanne Fluhr said...

I'm not sure how your tile looked in progress, but you certainly managed to add depth with your shading and ended up with a pleasing composition.

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

Very nice spiral string of pearls!

Magdalene said...

Sounds like you had a fun time outdoors! Looking for fossils is so awesome. Nice tile too, isn't it shading such a game changer?

Anne's tangle blog said...

I like your duo spiral and the shading in it. Hope there will be just spring at your place from now on.