Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dewdrops

Dewdrop / noun / ˈdü-ˌdräp

dewdrop


Miriam Webster defines dewdrop as a drop of dew.  Can't get a more simple explanation than that!

Did you know there is a Dewdrop Inn in Derby CT, Phoenix AZ, Hollywood MD, Brooklyn NY, and Coshocton County OH?

Did you know Tori Amos did the Dew Drop Inn Tour in 1996?

Operating an Inn or doing a concert tour seems far from the simply life but perhaps that is only the outsiders' perspective.  

This week's Diva Challenge by guest blogger Katie Crommet offers up an opportunity to tangle simplistically.  I think I like it, oh wait, yes, love the idea... I like living simply to simply tangle!


For the simplicity challenge, I selected one tangle, 'Nzepple; one of my favorite tangles by the way.  I opted to tangle on a Zendala tile since 'Nzepple is grid based, I thought the contrast would be interesting.  

In feeling, smelling, and thoroughly enjoying the paper (yes, with eyes closed), it dawned on me that a dewdrop is nature's way of showing how something so simplistic can add such beauty and creativity to our lives while also proving us with the opportunity to see something in a new perspective.  


'Nzepple with dewdrop



12 comments:

  1. Good girl, Amy. :) You knew when enough was enough---hard for some of to do. You're right that the use of a grid pattern on a zendala shape does lend interest as it's unexpected. Nice job.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! I think the contrast between the circular shape of the tile and the grid tangle was a nice surprise too! Amy

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  2. Good girl, Amy. :) You knew when enough was enough---hard for some of to do. You're right that the use of a grid pattern on a zendala shape does lend interest as it's unexpected. Nice job.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous and very elegant!

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  4. Lovely words, lovely concepts shared and a super tile! Ax

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  5. I was lucky enough to meet this tile in person and it is even more beautiful seen up close. Lovely work, Amy!

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    1. So you are the only one in the know of how the tile morphed once we started talking about dewdrops! Always my teacher you are!

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  6. "but honey do drop in at the Dew Drop Inn"! Tori is my absolutely favorite musician, so how serendipitous is that! lovely dew drop you made on NZeppel!

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    1. Say that 10 times fast, phew, what a tongue twister! It certainly is interesting what comes together, isn't it!!

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