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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Calling on my drafting skills.



learned so many years ago



at the Topographic Drafting School in Erfurt, Germany. 







Who doesn't like blue and white sprinkled with a little yellow and orange? 






What makes this mural so special, besides the pretty colors, is that the tiles can be arranged in such a way that it will fit a square space measuring 30 x 30 inches.




OR 

it can also be installed to fit a rectangular space and measure 36 inches wide by 24 inches tall.

How clever is that?  





All available in my Etsy Shop. 

Have a great remainder of the week. 

Thank you so very much for stopping by.  It is always so appreciated, 

Gina 

14 comments:

  1. That is brilliant, Gina! You have the mind of a puzzle creator. I see all sorts of possibilities here!

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    1. Dear Mark, A puzzle? What a great idea! You are right. There are many different possibilities and configurations to this set of tiles.

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  2. Gina, the tiles are lovely. Yes, blue and orange are complimentary colors and your design makes wonderful use of that aspect. Your math calculations are somewhat similar to those I figure out when planning some knitting designs. It's great to have a design with dimensions that have multiple possibilties.

    xo

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    1. Dear Frances, I have always liked blue and yellow and orange, but only if it has a lot of white. No wonder the typical Delft designs have been popular for several centuries.
      As you know I have always admired your knitting skills.and your original use of design and color.

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  3. Your tiles, and all the other beautiful items you create and paint, are so gorgeous Gina. If I ever am able to start anew in my kitchen I would love to have a backsplash designed by you! I just the know the years of training to produce such perfect ceramic pieces must have been very hard, and your efforts certainly diligent. However, know you loved every moment because you are a true artist!

    Hope the winter weather is fading and signs of spring are beginning to peek out from the earth.
    Have a wonderful weekend - are you settled in again after your trip and back to normal now?
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Dear Mary, When my Father first sent me to drafting school I was not pleased. And making maps was not what I had in mind for myself. Luckily my life took me in a different direction and low and behold the old skills have served me well when working with hand painted ceramics.
      Not much is happening in the garden. Still too early. Almost back to normal after our sailing adventure.

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  4. Hello dear Gina,
    Your beautiful tiles are...almost edible ! :-) This combination of colors is also one of my favorites. Hope Spring is coming soon in your flowery field. Have a wonderful sunday.
    It's always nice to hear from you...
    Lala xo

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    1. Dear Lala, It's wonderful to se you back in the blogging world. I have missed your colorful and charming posts. Your new paper creations are as beautiful and original as ever.

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  5. These are just stunning Gina.
    You are so so talented. I love to see all your new and old designs.
    A great idea for a kitchen table top or for the patio.
    wishing you a great sunday
    val x

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    1. Dear Val, I remember entire building facades and interior walls decorated with beautiful Portuguese Azaleos. I need to come back and visit Portugal again so that I can admire some more.

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  6. How very beautiful. I love all that you do, so creative. Oh to be surrounded by such beauty~

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    1. Dear Mary, Blue and white with a little bit of orange has always been one of my most favorite combinations.

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  7. Hello Gina,
    Your tiles are timeless using age old color combinations. I love your Etsy store and need to find a new project to use your tiles!

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    1. Sounds like a good idea. I am so delighted that you are sharing your art in your new Etsy shop. Of course I had to own a few pieces and they are beautiful.

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