Monday, November 09, 2015

Diva Challenge: Just a Tiny Taste

I haven't done a Diva Challenge in a gazillion years. Life has been moving pretty fast around here this autumn, but now, as winter approaches, maybe I'll have more time to sit a spell.

This week's challenge really intregued me. It's called Just a Tiny Taste because the goal is to leave the majority of the tile blank. This is a real challenge for me as I tend to fill up every available millimeter of space available to me. But I gave it a shot; a couple of times really. I like the concept but they just feel unfinished. Baby steps.

The first one doesn't leave enough of the tile blank and it still looks 'naked to me.

This second one is more in keeping with 'the rules' and it's killing me to not add more pizzaz somewhere! LOL!


It was a good challenge because I need to leave more space in my work for the eye to rest.  Here are some of the latest doodles from my sketchbook.  See?!?!? Every inch of space.  Way too busy!









There has to be a happy medium somewhere, no?  Back to the drawing board!

17 comments:

Betsy Wilson said...

Thanks for opening up your awesome sketchbook!

Christiane K. said...

Your Diva-tiles are awesome! Especially the one with the little cat:-)

magratscraft said...

I don't think your normal tiles are too busy. They are beautiful. I had a good look at these and they are stunning. As for the Challenge tiles, I think you got the right idea and they too are excellent. Be fair to yourself, your work is consistently very good.

Joanne Faherty said...

I love your dragonfly tile great drop shadows :) love your sketchbook pages too not too busy nice to look at :)

The Yorkshire Tortoise said...

Wonderful tiles for the Diva. That Dragonfly is awesome and is those silver birch tree trunks. Marvellous

ledenzer said...

Just a wonderful sense of space. Though it doesn't fill the entire tile and speaks of wonders that feel my mind!

Ulrike B. said...

your work is awesome, very nice

Pat Mathes said...

Great sketchbook pages! Love your tiles.

Anja said...

Wow! Wonderful tiles! Your Dragonfly is stunning!

TarkheenaCrafts said...

What a cute little dragonfly! I am inspired. :)

Anne's tangle blog said...

Good to 'see' you back :-)
Your tiles are beautiful and the shading superb.

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

Great diva tiles and the rest are beautiful!

Jenny Cooper said...

Love your second tile ... looks like you broke the "rule" after all!

Ilse said...

Beautiful work!

Sigrid said...

Great tiles, all of them. My favorite one is your first tile for the diva challenge. I find it very beautiful and it meets the challenge very well!

Devin said...

I like ALL your tiles.

LezliB said...

I absolutely love your challenge tiles. Not too sparse at all...they look fabulous to me. As for your sketchbook...well, you do amazing work. I wouldn't dare let anyone see most of the pages in mine, but yours are definitely a treat for the eyes. Nice work, all of it!