Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Challenge 58 - Diamonds

The challenge this week from I am the Diva is a challenge from CZT, Diana Hirsch.  This weekend, February 17-19, 708 college students will dance to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.


Penn State University’s Dance Marathon—lovingly called THON —(and is nonstop dancing for the weekend) is an annual event that benefits The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.  The Four Diamonds Fund was started by Charles and Irma Millard after their son, Christopher, lost his 3 year battle with cancer in 1972.  Symbolic of the traits Christopher felt were needed to defeat cancer, he wrote a story in which the knight Sir Millard overcomes obstacles to achieve the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty, and Strength


In 1973, 39 dancer couples participated in the first THON and raised $2,000.  Last year in 2011, 353 couples danced and raised $9.56 million.  In its 40 years, THON has raised over $78 million, money that has paid medical expenses for more than 2000 families and also funds innovative research. 


This week’s challenge is Diamonds.  Here's my take on the challenge:


My diamond is about 4 x 4, but drawn on a 6 x 6 sketch pad.  I tried to draw my diamond to resemble this logo for THON.



It you'd like to see even more cool tangles, pop over to Laura's blog and check them out!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all your comments! Until next time...

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22 comments:

ledenzer said...

You are a master...it looks like stitching! Wow and Wow again!

Joke Broekhans Geers said...

Very well done, it looks indeed like a stitching or embroidery?, dont now the right english word!
I enjoy looking at the tile.

Joni said...

Susan this is stunning, I love the way you repeated knase in a smaller scale to give unity to your tile. Excellent pen work!

MainelyTangles said...

Absolutely stunning! Took my breath away when I first opened it. Well done.

cnelson said...

So amazing!! Love the story behind the challenge!

Sandra said...

Fab Fab Fab you have so much talent this is amazing:) Sandra H

Karen Lynn said...

Oh wow! Looks like needlepoint. Really lovely and textural.

Sue Clark said...

STUNNING! This is so beautiful and your pen work is great. It looks like its wrapped in thread...so lovely!

Faith A said...

Susan this is just amazing, it doesn't seem possible it could be drawn by hand.

Karen Woodbine said...

Susan, this is so nicely done!

Valerie said...

Wow Susan this looks like an amazing piece of thread work!
Val x

Shelly Beauch said...

Sensational Susan, you have achieved a super texture!

Jay said...

This is a real keeper! You have really captured the mood of the diamond and created a true work of art.

Mary said...

I love the 3D effect you achieved...

GinaA said...

These are super, I have not been able to keep up with the tangle challenges, yours are inspiring.

Bonnie said...

Another amazing creation!

Deb Ammerman said...

wow, you did an amazing job on this challenge! Really awesome! :)

lostinpaper said...

This is incredible! LOVE it!

Pennyb said...

Oh My Word....your challenge is amazing! Beautifully done!

rebecca said...

Wow, it looks so 3D!
It would be fun to use as a picture frame too, with 4 small black and white photos in the diamonds.

Aileen said...

Your art work is amazing. It must take such a lot of patience. x

Lisa A. said...

How pretty, Susan!! Looks like stitching and looks 3-D to me...wow...how cool and beautiful:)!!

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