Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art
"CREATIVITY IS CONTAGIOUS, PASS IT ON" Albert Einstein

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Challenge #79 Citius, Altius, Fortius

This week's DIVA challenge is brought to you by guest challenger, Rho Densmore/ CZT.  In honor of the upcoming Olympic games, we are challenged to do something with the Olympic rings. The title of the challenge means, Swifter, Higher, Stronger.   A little bit of history that Rho shares is: 

The Olympic Ring emblem was also created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 and the intention of his design was to be representative of the five inhabited continents of the world which at that time had chosen to participate in the Olympic spirit of healthy competition. The five interlocking rings colored, blue, black, red, yellow, green, and white background are colors in which at least one appears every national flag at this time.
The motto for the current Olympic Games was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin to the International Olympic Committee back in 1894 who also helped define the true intention of participating in the Olympic games with this quote:


“The most important thing is not to win but to take part!"


I love how Rho compared this to the Zentangle process, "It is this same message that is at the heart of Zentangle, the outcome is not as important as the process. It is the journey each one of us takes one stroke at a time, every time we take our pen and put it to paper". 
 
I have always loved watching the Olympics, and I'm am looking forward to seeing the games this year!  Thank You, Rho for your wonderful words and great challenge. 

My tile is rather simplistic with Auraknot done for the flame and star. 
 I did like how the sunlight and shadow made the photo look. 

18 comments:

  1. auraknot!!! awesome! i love how you turned it into flames - incredible!

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  2. You chose the perfect patterns for the flame and I really like the use of auraknot! Your circles looks perfectly round!

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  3. WOW! It doesn't look simplistic to me - that is so intricate, and amazing how you got the flames intertwined with the star, whilst keeping the circles white. That must have been really tricky to do, and the result is beautiful.

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  4. That must have taken some concentration. Nicely done!

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  5. A winning performance Sue! Love the blend of tangles.

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  6. I love the use of auraknot in your tile! Beautiful blend of challenges (last week's and this week's :)

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  7. Lovely! The tangles you have chosen are perfect.

    Annemarie Huijts.

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  8. Love how you used Auraknot for the flame.
    Beautiful!

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  9. Very pretty--love your design and colors! Beautiful!

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  10. Your auraknot star and flame make a perfect background. Really well done!

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  11. This is sooo beautiful. It represents the Olympics perfectly.

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  12. What a way to cross the finish line!
    Perfect!
    Barbara

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  13. Awesome! Your auraknot represents the flame so well; and your circles are perfect!

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  14. Sometimes simplicity is the best...you have created a very elegant tile that shows the awesomeness of the Olympics in a beautiful way!

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  15. Auraknot is the perfect tangle to enhance the rings. Love the flames and color.

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  16. Really neat the way you intertwined everything to make it look like a flame. Great job!

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  17. Your composition may be simplistic, but it makes a very strong and bold statement. You should be very proud of this one. Beautifully done.

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  18. Such a creative idea! I love auraknot and the colors you used are perfect to make it look like a torch!

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