On the 7 th. September, Annette Plaga published her fourth mosaic project: the river. This is a beautiful, original and sympathetic initiative that everyone can join. Below I have posted a picture of my 3 contributions and one of the small mosaics she has made for each participant.
On her site you can see the work of all artists and the various mosaics that Annette has created. As a surprising extra, she added a small video film.
The fifth mosaic project starts on October the 10 th. I can certainly recommend this wonderful experience. Of course, all information can be found on her website.
While drawing my contribution, I wanted to use the pattern Nipa to fill “the river”. I did it all wrong by not stopping the lines behind the tipple. I have just drawn them around. Unexpected, I saw all of a sudden a new pattern: l’Eaura. Water is translated into French as l’eau. I’ve added a r from Ria and a a of Annette. This pattern is not (yet) officially approved by Linda Farms but for me it’s a real tangle and a nice reminder of the cooperation with Annette.
Along with her friend Ela Rieger, Annette is working to create a large database of patterns: Elatorium. Soon, you will find there my 2 tangles Paravan and L’Eaura, and of course lots of other unique (and maybe unknown) patterns are still there.
Black/White is classical, sober and always beautiful but I like colors too. Each one is giving a different feeling:
Purple is usually associated with spirituality and mysticism. Blue exudes calm, sobriety and fidelity. At green I think directly on nature, growth, peace and freshness. Yellow reminds us of the sun and the light. Orange evokes warm feelings and we can see the glow of the evening sun in it. On the other hand, red is the colour of love, of energy and power but also of anger. Brown is a real earth color and stands for simplicity. White means innocence, cleanliness and wisdom. Grey is an inconspicuous color and is often linked to old age. However, I find, it can be sometimes very elegant too. Black is “cool”, it can be very erotic but is also associated with mystery, grief and mourning.
There are 4 colour types: spring, summer, autumn and winter type. A summer type has very different colors than f.e. a winter type. Everyone belongs to a greater or lesser degree to one of these four groups. It’s great to know your type. Wearing ” your” colors, you, you will get a stronger and better look. There are many books, written on this subject but also via this link you can easily figure out to which group you belong. You can click on your color type and you will discover which colors flatter you the most.
I have become a light and sensitive skin and my hair is gray , so I am a pronounced summer type. Fresh, cool tones are now my favorites. However I also love warm autumn colors and have chosen them to decorate our interior. Here and there, I have met an orange accent to create a cheerful sunny touch, even in the cold wintertime. Also in my drawings I like to use regulary a little bit of orange..
For me, this period of the year is the most beautiful. The temperatures are still delicious and the fragrant forests invite us to take long walks. We don’t really have a red “indian summer“ as for example in Eastern Canada and the United States but our autumn can also be very surprising.
Do you recognize this tangle?
Or this one?
A colorful tile, typical for this time of the year, found on the Internet
Again, I have enjoyed intense drawing moments, thanks to the” traveling tiles”. The first pictures are the results of the collaboration with Annette. She sent me a white zendalatile on which she has started with a little blue waterpaint and her own beautiful pattern Kiasom. I filled the tile with “my typical fresh summer colors” (pencils) and have used different patterns to decorate: Rick’s Paradox, Quandary, Popsicles, Zenbud, Tipple, Carpet Daisy, N’Zepple, Mooka and Printemps. I am satisfied about the result.
For the first time I’ve sent a black tile, sprinkled with bleach and waterpaint on. I’ve began whith the pattern Cogwheel. ( white gelpen and colored pencils). Annette went on with this pattern and she added Tipple, Hollibaugh, Sand Swirl and Zinger. I see brilliant color accents and a special magic shine. (Zenstone?) The heart down became a true 3D effect., thanks to the colors and the shading. This tile is a wonderful, fairy-like design and by this way, I would like to say again thank you Annette for this unique masterpiece.
My next partner was Jan Brandt, CZT from Reno (U.S.A.) She gave a nice comment on the pattern Paravan. I thanked her for that, a few mails followed and we stayed in touch. Jan suggested to make a travelingtile in black/white. I was very happy with her question and I accepted this invitation. Again, this was a real challenge for me because mostly I use to work with colors.
On the tile I got from Jan, she began with a very nice Mooka and 2 flowers of the lovely Blooming Butter. I finished her tile by a third flower on Blooming Butter. Then I have “woven” a framework of tangles on Mooka: Tipple, Tamisolo, Groovy, Loops, Stone Story, Kensington (the new tangle of Anoeska Waardenburg from the Netherlands) Sand Swirl and Flooka. The inside of the framework is partly black colored. With a white gelpen, I’ve put the funny pattern Raindotty. Very different from my previous tile but equally beautiful and valuable to me.
On my turn I’ve sent a tile to Jan. I ‘ve began with, a “string” consisting of Tipple and Molygon. Ingeniously Jan signed Diva’s Dance in addition to these “string”. She finished the tile with Opus, Tipple, Indy Rella and different variations on AHH. By her beautiful shadowtechnique, she created striking contrasts between black, grey and white. Thank you Jan for this great challenge and this gorgeous tile.
I’m very proud that, thanks to both ladies, such beautiful results were created. Travelingtiles are not simple at first glance. You really need to finish the work of someone else. But once you start, it is very exciting to see unexpected results that you would never make by yourself. It is amazing and inspirating…
As a “tangleaddict”, I see patterns everywhere, do you see them also in this magical French song?
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