8/8/12

put the lime in the coconut

Well, I can't quite manage drawing a coconut, but I can use the color lime and pair it with turquoise to make Jenn happy.  Her favorite color combo, turquoise/lime, is the theme for this week's challenge at APR#21.

My first attempts were to make some mail art - I'll use it someday soon since I have much to return.  The first is a recycled oversize ad postcard and the second a recycled greeting card with paint and collage (the butterfly shape was cut from a quilt book I have).




Somehow these didn't feel like 'enough' but I was struggling for a topic.  Then I realized that Jenn also was the host over at Inspiration Avenue and set this week's challenge as something using Zentangle.  Inspiration struck and I combined the two challenges:


My scanner doesn't scan full bed so clipped the right edge about an inch, but you get the idea.  Watercolor background with sprays, drips and splashes then doodled following the shapes that showed up.  The sentiment seemed appropriate for summer - something I know many of us wish we had more time for.

23 comments:

  1. Lovely work, the last one is my fave! Valerie

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  2. Loving them all, fab colour palette, x

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  3. These look great Terrie!
    Love the color scheme you have going on... Beautiful sky blues & sea greens. :)
    I'd have to say, my favorite is the last one. Delicious watercolor splashes & drips, who can resist!! :)

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  4. Beautiful work Terrie, I love them all. What a fab cheery (yet calming!) colour scheme to work with, can see you had fun. I love the sentiment on your last one, really takes me back to my childhood school summer holidays when I used to play around in a field up the road from home, did a lot of lying in the grass cloud watching to see where my imagination would take me, lovely memories.
    Big hugs x x x x

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  5. live it Terrie, Now, if I could only find some good grass!! I don't even know where the parks are around here yet, lol. Have a great rest of the week my friend, so glad you're not a no reply blogger anymore.
    Hugs,
    Jenn

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  6. You did justice to both challenges! I love turquoise..lime, not so much, but I am trying to do something that is at least blue and green, Lol. May not get it up much before Saturday!

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  7. I do love this color combo, and it would be fun to get mail in an envelope like that! I'm going to check out your blog now!

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  8. Yummy lime. I 've been drinking sparkling water/pink lemonade with lime - Such a summer of love color. Beautiful interpretation. xox

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  9. I love the last one especially. It is delicious!

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  10. Love these! I'd catch 'my death' if I lay in the grass around here - it's always bloomin' raining lately, haha :0)

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  11. I love these, Jenn sure knows how to pick a colour. Your zentangles are fabulous and that butterfly is really great. I can't lay in my grass, we have too many chickens and ibis, if you get my drift :)
    Have a great week.
    Von.

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  12. They're all fantastic Terrie,
    The colours works so well together...and then you Zentangled them beautifully :D
    I wish I could lie on the grass but I'd get very soggy...we've even had a little hail storm this morning. It's ridiculous because the birds were collecting their nesting material yesterday! Oh for summer....sigh!
    Enjoy your week...have a great creative time x

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  13. I'm intrigued! Recycled greeting cards and ad postcards for mail art...I really like that idea and I love your work! I'm partial to your Zia since that's my latest craze--yours is very fun and whimsical! I'm just starting to explore mixed media and art journaling, so I was excited to find the APR post! Thanks for stopping by my blog =0)

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  14. Oh boy, you nailed the turquoise/lime theme times three! I love mail art and I'm delighted to see that you are creating some.

    Darla

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  15. these are great, terrie! i like the idea of mail art, too. these colors work wonderfully together!

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  16. Lovely work as usual, the color combination reminds me of the beach, but since I am heading there next week, I think eveything reminds me of it! lol I am DETERMINED to do your mail art and mail it you from there!!!!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  17. great use of the colour combo... and the dreaded zentangles... I would like a bit of summer so I could lie in the sun and day dream... the shivers put me off at the moment...xx

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  18. BEautimous Gorgeosity, Terrie!! I am so glad you have shared all you have BEcause I have been having a blast walking in your footprints!! I like how you made the Zentangley bit and how you found ways to weave everything together. You are amazing!!

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  19. So wait a minute...when you get advertising cards in the mail, you use them as your substrate for your own art? Do you first cover them with your own papers, or gesso if you are applying paint?? Your work just fascinates me! So much talent! Great colors and designs this week! I will have to check out Jenn's IA because I have a Zentangle project just midway. Thanks for sharing your art and process.

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  20. Oh, every time I hear the words "lime" or "coconut", I get that song stuck in my head! I don't really mind though... I love the song and there are a lot worse ones to be stuck on lol.

    I love these cool colors with the little splash of magenta. Beautiful patterns and textures, so graphic!

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  21. I really like the last one! It's so much fun. Your tangles are great.

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  22. Three fab pieces. I love the lettering on the third piece.

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  23. I love the happy feeling in all of these pieces. The recipients of your mail art are in for a treat, and your Zentangle piece is a real treasure. Blessings!

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