Friday, 25 September 2009

Illustration Friday – Pattern

 

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‘Lori’s Diamond’

 

It’s true that life forms illogical patterns.   I think those patterns are mostly haphazard,  but hugely exciting and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return.

 

58 comments:

Lisa Holtzman said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I think they are for the most part haphazard too. I'm glad you "caught" this one and are sharing it with us. Stunning.

Lauren said...

Stunning as usual!

kj said...

OH! TESSA!

now that i have held two of your prints in my very own hands, i can just see these colors dancing off the page. you capture something remarkable when you paint. some of it, if not all, is your love of a people.

you are amazing.

xo

MONICA said...

Beautiful colors in your ilustrattion, congrats!! :D

Lola said...

I love her, so regal in her pose, so flirtatious in her ruffled frock.

Lori will be beaming when she sees this!

Ciao my lovely friend,
Lola xx

Holly said...

Oh, love this!

ValGalArt said...

you are so right! this is exquisite and wonderful :)

Beth Kephart said...

you always alert me to life itself

Alberta said...

This is my favorite submission of the day. The colors and patterns are so energizing, especially juxtaposed with black.

Amy said...

Beautiful and vibrant. The artist shows through in her art.

steven said...

the materials are sensual, regal, exquisite. i love the proud face. steven

Sarah Laurence said...

Wow - the pattern, the colors and the composition is so striking! Thanks for adding such gorgeous color to my day.

I just noticed your Shakespeare quotation on the comment box - love it!

Delwyn said...

Hi Tessa

your beauty is stunning

her patterns a visual treat.

I have been thinking over this haphazardness of life's patterns in the last 24 hours...and like you I think a lot of it is arbitrarily thrown together in the first instance but then perhaps we make some form or shape or colour blending and compilation out of it all and see it as a pattern...we give some sense to the chaos, some meaning to the randomness of experiences...and come away with a thing of beauty...as you so deftly have illustrated...

Happy days

Jennifer Brindley said...

Congrats on making Blog of Note! Be prepared for a huge storm of comments and accolades. :)

~Jenn (http://exhotgirl.blogspot.com/)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such gorgeous colour!

Firoj said...

Hi! Tessa! Congratulation, Your blog is satisfied most of my friends with me.

the suwa view said...

I really loved reading what i saw,it just made me think a little about what life is!!.....wind??

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Congratulations! I read your guest post on Lola's blog, and now here you are a BLOG OF NOTE! Hurrah!!! That's simply terrific! BTW, this is a gorgeous piece!!! The colors are so rich!!! You are extraordinarily talented!!! ~Janine XO

countrymummy said...

wonderful print - just passed by via blogs of note - congratulations! Will be coming back for more. Am up the road in Wiltshire so it's good to see someone nearby in the blogging hall of fame!

domminic said...

Simply beautiful
I love you thoughts Tessa
Makes me feel like i've found a long lost friend in you
=)

Cheers from The Daily Blog

A Good Moroccan said...

Lovely work !

MdC said...

hi, i love this, it's absolutely wonderful

allowthenow said...

Love it. Thank you for sharing! I've also started a blog recently... come visit if you will. Gratitude.

Jane said...

Great blog, love the photos of Africa and the drawings, thank you for sharing them:)

Delwyn said...

Tessa

I have just spied the BON

you deserve it, well done

Happy days

Carol said...

That is just beautiful Tessa...she looks very regal!!

(Can I ask...is that gold leaf you have used behind her? The tone of the colour is lovely and I've been experimenting with gold leaf which is why I'm asking)

C x

Mannery said...

Great idea! And amazing work.

Mannery said...

Great idea! And amazing work, of course.I like it.

Rrramone said...

It's beautiful! Makes me wish I was in Africa again...

Rrramone said...

p.s. Are you on facebook, Tessa?

Silke said...

Tessa, the colors you use are so very brilliant! I love it!! Hugs, Silke

P.S. Your print is on its way to you!! Thanks again!!! :)

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

This is so stunning, I love the vivid colour.
And by the way, if you drop by my place you can have a little moment of being homesick in Kalk Bay :-) xx

Angela Recada said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tessa! I love the patterns and colors.

And congratulations on being the most recent BLOG OF NOTE! It's well-deserved.

Gretchen said...

Very beautiful! Congratulations!

Skittles said...

Sunning! Love how you described it... so poetic, so true! The artwork is amazing... it depics all the tribulations of life coming together creating one big glorified jumble. And yet people still have to stand tall and proud to get throug it.

Cynthia said...

Tessa, the contrast and color is strikingly beautiful. Your work absolutely charms me. Pattern- perfect perfection. <3

Gai said...

This is one of my favourite pictures and has reminded me that I intended to go to your gallery and organise purchasing some prints. Can you tell me if you will post to Australia.

Soggy Dog Studios said...

LoVe These Colors!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Nice... - Kim

Renee said...

How beautiful she is dear Tessa.

Love Renee xoxo

tomza said...

hi

i from thailand

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thailand amazing fastival

very best

Lori ann said...

HEY!! That's my Diamond!!!
Oh wow! I Love seeing her up in lights, she's brilliant you know Tessa. And did you know that her and Zuri are the best of best friends??

LOVE,lori

Lori ann said...

Oh WOW, now I see that you recieved Blog of Note!! This really calls for a celebration. I am zipping over in my virtual jet with fresh California strawberries and bubbly champagne to dip them in!! See you soon!

uczucie said...

it is really beautiful! i'd like to invite you to my blog with handmade jewellery . visit me!

Ytoojae said...

This is breathtaking. I'm glad you were on the featured blogs lists because you have opened my mind up to other things. This is very important in life. Thank you.

Mama Shujaa said...

Congrats Tessa on your recognition as a Blog of Note!

Mama Shujaa

Tessa said...

Whoa! You could have knocked me over with a dandelion puff! Thank you all VERY much for your great comments about Blog Of Note. I'm still reeling.... xxx

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Ehi said...

Seen your works..they a are simply amazing.The meticulousity and dexterity of putting the works together is simply awesome.I am proud of you.
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Heidi said...

Like a fractal; but fractals are logical patterns. Congrats on the "Blog of Note"!

Tol7tuy said...

amaizing

The Early Bird said...

Nice pictures.
Thank you very much.

Susan Faye said...

Gorgeous...Those colors make my heart sing!

Morristache said...

Amazing photography.

Shirley said...

Gorgeous piece, Tessa...truly!!

Leah Jewel said...

This is a truly beautiful work of art. I love it. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog.

Nishant said...

Stunning as usual!
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Bella Sinclair said...

Tessa! Oh, WOW. Such vibrancy. It makes me tremble inside with excitement!