Tuesday, 3 July 2012

I am the Diva Challenge #77

This week the Diva set a special challenge for Rho Densmore, whose brother-in-law Pete sadly passed away recently.  Rho has designed a beautiful new tangle for Pete, which she calls "Fiore di Pietro", and our challenge is to create zentangles, tiles and ZIAs using this tangle, which she plans to put in special memory books to be given to the family in Pete's memory.

So Rho, here's my tribute to your dear brother-in-law, and of course I give my full permission to use it if you feel it suitable.

I send my thoughts and good wishes to Rho and her family at this very sad time.

For Pete

38 comments:

  1. Lorraine, yoour work is so beautiful it made me a bit tearful!! You are so artistic!!

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  2. So very clever and beautifully done.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful. And comforting I hope.

    Annemarie Huijts

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  4. Saw it on flickr and commented but I must say this one has stolen my heart!

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  5. Lorraine, this artwork is stunning. I didn't even notice the hands right away, so at first I was mystified and intrigued...and then when the hands "appeared" to me, I think I gasped out loud! What a touching visual tribute.

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  6. Thank you all so much, I feel honoured. You have no idea what it means to me to read your comments.

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  7. wow, this is stunningly beautiful! I love it! Gave me shivers down my spine! Great job.

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  8. I am in awe of your ZIA. Very beautiful.

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  9. This is amazing. It's like the creator's hands holding Peter, surrounded by the beautiful leaves. It made my heart flip.

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  10. The same thing happened , as with Amy, with me! I got so caught up in the lovely way the tangle fit over the ball that when I saw the hands it made me gasp! This is one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen. I love it.

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  11. I am new to ZIA and this is beautiful. Had to do a double take to see the hands and that made it special.

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  12. This really is an exceptional piece. It's very moving. Absolutely beautiful!

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  13. This is stunning. I love it.

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  14. Oh Lorraine, absolutely perfect!

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  15. I absolutely love everything about this!!! Great work!

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  16. What a wonderful tribute. Beautifully done.

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  17. oh my! absolutely wonderful! i love the hands offering the ball - what a wonderful rendition of Rho's design!

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  18. Great tile! This is a wonderful tribute for Rho...thanks...

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  19. This is stunning! The hands create such a gentle cradle for your beautiful interpretation of the challenge.

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  20. This is really beautiful, and very touching. (And you have amazing skill, too!)

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  21. Wow! Like a few others, I didn't see the hands at first. It was such a beautiful surprise and yes, I gasped too! Fantastic:)

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  22. Really beautiful! Amazing hands and designs!

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  23. Wow! Love this piece! Says so much! I'm sure Rho will love this one!

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  24. Omigosh omigosh omigosh--this is so beautiful and gentle...I honestly have tears it's so sweet! This is my favorite of the challenge!! Gorgeous!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous. I was struck by the idea of doing the tangle as a ball. That's a different take on it. THEN I saw the hands! How delightful! Wonderful work.

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  26. This is so beautiful. It looks like a treasure from the sea. So lovely and your technique is amazing. Thank you also for your kind words on my blog.

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  27. Thank you again, everybody. Your comments mean such a lot to me.

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  28. Oh my, oh my.... this is so touching and heartfelt... and beautiful!

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  29. Ditto to all of the above!!

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