Wednesday, September 21, 2011

" PinWheels for Peace " - Weekly Challenge #40


Peace is a challenge.

Peace is the theme for this week's challenge from the Diva.  She says:  "Following closely on last week's Love challenge, this week's challenge was suggested by Amy Broady, a CZT in TN (hi!!) - who reminded me that September 21 is the  International Day of Peace .  

"Pinwheels for Peace originally started as an art installation organized by two high school teachers in Florida.  They used the project as a way to teach kids how to express their feelings about the world and what's going on in it.  Since then, it's grown from 500,000 pinwheels the first year to 3.5 million last year!!

"So, this week's challenge is to create your own pinwheel for peace."

ZIA - 4" square Bristol, Sakura Micron #'s 01, 005; graphite for shading

I anticipated that trying to transfer the image of a 3-dimensional pinwheel onto a flat surface of Bristol Vellum would be a no-can-do challenge for me.  [Drawing an outline is easy, but how do I make it look like a spinning object?] So, when I sat down to address my dilemma, I expected to meet-up with the ol' creative block.  But it never happened!  I started to pen the strokes, and before I realized it, the tile was finished!  Surprise, surprise!  (Sorta like when you're driving down the highway...... silently......peacefully..... alone... ..   Then you emerge from your trance and wonder to yourself, "Oh - where the heck am I supposed to be going?") 

 It just happened.  

Now, wouldn't it be nice if the world could acquire peace like that?  Wake-up tomorrow to a peaceful world..... and all because ...... 'it just happened'.

Whirled peace!

Thank you for visiting... 
..... and happy tangling.
(I think I feel like a "hippie" again.  Anybody got a smoke???)