diva dance

all things beautiful

The Diva’s Challenge #214 celebrates Earth Day.

When I think of the Earth, I picture mountains and seas, forests and deserts, wild animals on land and in the sea. I picture God’s creation, perfectly made, the way He made them from the start. Psalm 104 depicts this well. It is a beautiful poem, but I quote just two verses here that capture the beauty and purposeful order of nature, with all things sustained by their Maker.

He makes springs pour water into the ravines;
it flows between the mountains.
They give water to all the beasts of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
Psalm 104: 10-11 (NIV)

Diva Dance, Mumsy, Sand Swirl, Undling

Diva Dance, Mumsy, Sand Swirl, Undling

For this tile, I used four tangles that remind me of various things in nature. Sand Swirl represents the oceans, Undling represents the rolling hills, Diva Dance, which reminds me of wood, represents the trees, and Mumsy represents the flowers.

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ripening jetties

After my last tile which was rather dark, I wanted to do a tile that had a lighter feel. I also wanted to play a bit more with Pokeroot as I had a feeling it would look better on a long branch.

Crescent Moon, Diva Dance, Jetties, Pokeroot, Shattuck

Crescent Moon, Diva Dance, Jetties, Pokeroot, Shattuck

I went with plenty of white space and light shading, with Pokeroot falling from the branch as Jetties. Before shading, Pokeroot looked like cherries, but after shading, I think it looks more like oranges! I tried to shade Pokeroot so it would like it was lifted off the paper. The light and airy look of this tile makes me happy.