Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Challenge: Fortuneteller (What If?)

This week's Diva Challenge (#64) is to begin with a string of a square pie: the tile is divided into 8 sections, creating 8 triangles to fill with different tangles. I tend to like the curlier strings, so this was a good challenge for me. Laura mentioned that she watched for the opportunities to blur the lines of the string, and I love doing that, so there was a comfort level in that process.
   I had fun doing it, and then had fun looking at it when it was finished. But while on a long phone call, I was looking at it again, and the question came: WHAT IF you made the outside border black? I usually try not to argue with the WHAT IF so while I was still on the phone, I inked in the border. Hmm.
   Sometimes you just have to take the risk. It's a small risk, as there is always another chance with another tile and another WHATIF. It's not about what it looks like, it's about the courage to leap and accept the outcome as part of the fun.
   I am posting both just for funsies, so you can see how it worked or didn't work:)
   Thank you Laura, and thank you little voice inside that is always asking the WHATIF.



15 comments:

  1. Lovely! I prefer the black border, it makes the tangles "pop"!

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  2. Beautiful both ways.... I am partial to the black background. I think that black always sets off the tangles to their best advantage!

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  3. I like your black border. It is a nice frame for a lovely collection of tangles. As always, your shading is impeccable.

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  4. oh, I like the black border. Glad you listened to your inner artist. :)

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  5. Carole, the black border add quite a punch, which I think is accentuated by the little white border setting it apart from you drawing. Beautiful!

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  6. Love them both, but the one with the black border more :-)

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  7. Oh dear. I hope this isn't inappropriate, but the last line of your post caught my eye first and I thought you were talking about the little voice that asks "wtf?" rather than "whatif?". I thought that was a funny way of wondering "how on earth am I going to do this?" about some of the more challenging challenges. :) p.s. Love your tangles, too!

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    1. I have a little voice that says that, too, sometimes:)

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  8. I really like the black border. I think I'll have to try that on one now too.

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  9. You can check out my interpretation on my blog here. http://lifeofdeb.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/diva-challenge-64/

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  10. Beautiful connections to each tangled section!

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  11. Each section seems to flow beautifully into the other

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  12. How come your "what if's" always work and mine don't? lol! Great tile, as usual!

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  13. Love the way you blended one into another!!!!

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  14. What a twist to put the black border on. makes it a completely different artwork...both are delightful. Diana

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