Flowers are a beautiful gift of the earth, so my choice for this week was made very quickly. There are many stunning organic patterns to draw a nice composition with. Some of you will remember this tile, which I have  made for my latest blogpost, dedicated to earth day. I have used only one Compass Daisy on a background of watercolours and natural Bistre. It is time,  to take better care of our wonderful planet, all together we can do that!

Thank you Laura for this challenge!

Bloemen zijn een mooi geschenk van de aarde. Mijn keuze was snel gemaakt voor deze challenge. Er zijn intussen al heel veel sierlijke organische patronen  om een leuke compositie mee op te bouwen. Sommigen zullen deze tegel herkennen die ik gemaakt heb voor mijn laatste blogpost, opgedragen aan de dag van de aarde. Ik heb gekozen voor Compass Daisy op een achtergrond van aquarel en Bister. Het is hoog tijd om met zijn allen een beetje beter voor onze prachtige planeet te zorgen!

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  1. 44
    LezliB says:

    Your beautiful Compass Daisy sums up beautifully the quote that you used here. An appropriate and beautiful tribute to the earth. The first thing that I actually thought of for Earth (Amanda) Day was that very quote, but I decided to go a different way this time. Beautiful and fitting for the challenge. Thank you for sharing!

    • 46
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Lezli for this nice comment. I have found the quote after drawing Compass Daisy and yes, me too thought this was such a nice duo to share.

  2. 43
    Jennifer Sparrow says:

    “Flowers are a beautiful gift to the earth.” And this one is a particularly beautiful gift to us. Thank you, Ria, for these uplifting words and images. These colors, and the progression, are stunning. The simple composition is reverent and elegant. Perfect.

    • 45
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Jennifer for always giving me kind comments, makes me glad you like this result.

  3. 41
    Heike says:

    Beautiful tile, the earthy colours fit so well with the challenge theme!

    • 42
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Heike, I like colours but also black/white can be beautiful as you show on your tile with a wonderful compositon and gorgeous drawn tangles.

  4. 39

    Your words in God’s ears, Ria. Your compass daisy is perfectly balanced and I wanna bet, you didn’t use a compass. And the use of Bistre powder gives it your personal note.

    • 40
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks to the coloured background, I didn’t need to draw a lot of tangles, I just wanted to make an uncomplicated tile, only one Compass Daisy was enough. I’m sorry to say but I have used a compass. (makes it a lot easier to draw a nice circle)
      I’m fond of Bistre powder, I call it magic powder…when I put some powder on a wet comoured background, it changes immediately the whole result. Thank you very much for your kind comment Susie.

  5. 36

    That is absolutely delightful Ria!

    • 38
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you MIchele, thanks to the watercolors, it was much easier to have a nice result with Compass Daisy, I’m glad you like the result.

  6. 35

    Great use of water color, and excellent, strong contrast. Thank you for celebrating Earth Day!

    • 37
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Mary Helen for your kind words, I like the combination of watercolors and tangling and I’m glad you like this result.

  7. 33
    Bine says:

    It’s a great composition between watercolour and the flower Your Diva-Tile is a gorgeous tribute to Earth Day.

    • 34
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Vielen Dank Bine, me too like the combination of tangling and painting, I’m glad you like this result.

  8. 31
    Annemarie says:

    Heel mooi!

    • 32
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Annemarie. Er zijn veel tangles die op zichzelf al heel mooi zijn, dat vond ik van Carpet Daisy en ik ben blij dat jij deze tile ook leuk vindt.

  9. 28
    Lorna says:

    Beautiful. I really like the green-red progression from side to side

    • 30
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Lorna, but these colours are always surprising, when I start, I never know what the final result will be but most of the time I am satisfied and I am glad you like this tile.

  10. 27

    Lovely tile with smooth colors.

  11. 23

    I too love the colours and the simple design.

    • 26
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Karen, sometimes I need to draw many tangles on one tile but sometimes it is nice to use just a few patterns or even only one, especially when the background is already painted. I’m glad you like this result.

  12. 22

    Hey, Ria. Sorry, I should have said this in my earlier post to you. I did up another tile last minute for Earth Day. Come back over to my blog and have a look, please.

    • 25
      Ria Matheussen says:

      I’m going to look in a few minutes. Every morning I check my mail with a cup of tea, I like giving comments but it is also nice to receive some. Thank you Duane for your feedback.

  13. 21

    yes, Ria, I can see where your tile encompasses Earth Day ideals. The flower is nicely done, too. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind remarks.


    • 24
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Duane for your kind comment. I love to be surrounded by flowers, a beautiful gift of nature, so I looked into my personal legend of flowery patterns and immediately I thought to send that tile of Compass Daisy, I made for my latest blogpost. I’m glad you like it.

  14. 19

    Gorgeous! The colors are beautiful, as usual.

  15. 17
    Jean Chaney says:

    Such a beautiful flower with pretty colors. Perfect for this challenge!

    • 18
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks Jean, indeed Compass Daisy is a nice pattern and I only had to draw just one to fill the whole tile (LOL)!

  16. 15
    Simone says:

    What a beautiful contribution to the Amanda Day!! I love the simplicity of the flower with the dramatic colours! Beautiful!!

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Simone, you know, I’m fond of the surprising results of watercolours.

  17. 13
    Anja says:

    Love the wonderful watercolor background and the beautiful color! I wish you a very happy week, dear Ria!

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Anja, I’m glad you like my tile. You know, I’m fond of drawing on watercolored tiles.
      I wish you too a happy week and next weekend a lot of sunshine
      Warm regards.

  18. 10

    Lovely tile! The colors are so great too.

    • 12
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Kate, maybe I have written this before: watercolors never disappoint me, but unfortunately I can never paint the same composition again, it is always a surprise, I’m glad you like this result.

  19. 9
    ReneeW says:

    love the colors together with the design! Organic tangles are my favorite too!

    • 11
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Renee for your kind commment, I agree with you, organic patterns can be very nice, and for a challenge like this, Compass Daisy was my first choice.

  20. 6

    O wauwww Prachtig en prachtige kleuren!

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Carmela voor je aardige commentaar. Achtergronden van aquarel vallen me nooit tegen en ja, Compass Daisy is gewoon een hele mooie tangle die ik eens wilde uitproberen.

  21. 5
    Deanne B says:

    Truly exquisite in its simplicity! Love the background and the flower colours. Compass Daisy is one of my Favourites as well!!! 🙂

    • 7
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Deanne for your kind comment. Sometimes I like a lot of tangles on one tile, sometimes only one pattern can be enough. I’m glad you like the result.

  22. 2
    Trudi says:

    Really beautiful Ria!

    • 4
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Trudi for your kind comment. Organic patterns are my favorites, so this was a suitable challenge to use one of those tangles.

  23. 1
    Betsy Wilson says:

    That is gorgeous!

    • 3
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Betsy, flowers are always beautiful and Compass Daisy is a wonderful pattern.

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