Friday, August 29, 2014

Challenge #182: Yipes Stripes!

What is it with stripes?  Everybody from Bert and Ernie to Marlon Brando to Audrey Hepburn wants to be in them.  (OK, so Harry Belafonte  in those pants is a little weird...) There's just something about Russian sailors, gondoliers and Candy Stripers that makes people think all kinds of things (A-hem!) The only pattern that may be more fun is polka dots, but it's a close race.  There's just something very INTERESTING about stripes.  Maybe our brains are wired to be alert to them for some reason.  We know they camouflage wild animals.  There's probably a reason Venetian blinds are so consistently popular -  weren't they around at Monticello?
We all just love stripes!  So our Diva knows a good thing - great challenge!
So...

Once you start playing with stripes, it's hard to stop. Bijou came to play, and I hear Beetlejuice may be reappearing at a theater near you sometime soon. (Joy!)  
 
So, I started striping away, and here is what I got!



 


12 comments:

  1. Antonine, these are all beautiful pieces of art!! Just lovely! I love how you have 'BTL JOOS' is going in and out of the ground!! Fantastic! Enjoyable post!! :0) Share Humanity

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  2. These are great! Love the hilites

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    1. Thanks very much! I always struggle with whether to make highlights jagged-y or smooth, all the same or a little random. I need instruction!

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  3. Love the first one. What is that tangle?

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    1. Thank you - that is Striping. I added highlights in the middle of each section.

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  4. Fabulous - especially the first two!

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  5. Wow, your did some beautiful stripes! I especially love the shine in the first one.

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  6. Absolutely wonderful ... all of them!! But the first one is gorgeous! Fantastic monotangle with Striping!

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  7. Love them all but especially the first and second ones are great tiles. I love the tangle BTL Joos and how you drew the cracks in the ground.

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  8. WOW! You really got busy with the stripes! And the movie stars, well, Marilyn certainly wears it better than Harry (that is just TOO weird). There is something timeless about stripes and Audrey. Very lively work. Have a brilliant day! c

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