Friday, September 9, 2011

Pair o' ducks

I missed last week's Diva challenge. I started a few tiles, but that's as far as it went. Some days and weeks are just like that. Sometimes the challenge is actually getting to do the challenge. It felt a little funny not to get to it. Having it not happen, I became aware of the ritual it has become for me. It's a gift I give myself each week. Even though I can sit and tangle anytime I like, I forget that I don't always have to take command from all the 'shoulds' that live in my head. (I should get this done, that done, etc). It's a good thing to shake things up and move out of the rituals once in a while so I can really feel into which ones really mean something to me.
   This week I made a point to be with my challenge gift. I love Paradox, but don't do it as much as I would think I would, so this was great fun. It's especially cool, since Margaret Bremner posted her very awesome Paradox "pointers" in her blog.  At this time, I haven't been round to see what all the other challenge participants are up to, so looking forward to doing that in the next couple days. It's always an inspiration!
   I am always inspired by Shelly Beauch's lovely spirals, so the first was a spiral filled with Paradox. The second was a very swirly string, with the triangles eked out of the sections. I'm in love right now with the brown Micron, so it had to find its way in there this week.
   Thank you, Laura, Margaret, Shelly, and Rick Roberts, for the gift of Paradox (or Pair of ducks, as the Diva says!)


7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, as always! I love the spirally idea in the first. Must try that sometime.
    --Margaret

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  2. Beautiful. very earthy and inspiring!!

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  3. Really swish! The 1st one reminds me of a swirling gymnastic ribbon dancer.

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  4. Both are lovely but the swirly string of the second one looks so fun

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  5. Love them both, especially your touch of color and those sweet floating points!

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  6. Love the touch of color! Your ribbons bring it all together!

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  7. WOW, this is such a different way of doing Paradox.
    Very creative!

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