Friday, October 22, 2010

Pais by Mikee Huber



Mikee Huber came to a Zentangle class a couple months ago. Last week at our Zentangle Lovers group night, as I was looking at some of her work, I just had to ask: "What the heck is that??" It looked like so much fluid tangle fun I had to try it right away. The tangle that Mikee had created (and that night was named "Pais") reminded me of a cross between Hairy and Opus. There is something about Pais that won't let me go! I really don't want to stop once I get started!
   Here is what Mikee has to say about her tangle creation: "I like for the lines to come from a point, and build off of it. I mostly work from the outer line, inwards. If I feel a Pais needs more, I add to the outside, trying to keep the look that the Pais is blooming or growing.  The shapes flow together and take on a life of their own. I like to fill the openings between the shapes with Stipple.  Pais also looks great with Printemps surrounding it. Shading adds depth to the tangle."


   Mikee is a graphic designer who has many other artsy ways to have fun: basketweaving, gourds, jewelry, painting...just to name the ones I know about. I hope we see more from her! Thanks so much for letting me share this, Mikee! Your work is beautiful!


This is how much I love Pais... Thanks, Mikee!!


22 comments:

  1. Oh so lovely, can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is very elegant, Paisley Perfect! Love it.

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  3. LOVE THIS!!! Going in my collection immediately, maybe even into my next piece...we'll see. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Hi Mikee -- What can't you do??? I'm just getting in to Zentangle and I love your Pais. Being a novice, can I ask what the string looked like?

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  5. Thanks Ladies!
    Hi Estelle! I don't have a specific string in mind when I draw Pais. I just start somewhere in a string and let it flow.
    Yes, Carole, I can see you love Pais as much as I do. :)

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  6. What lovely flowing lines! THanks for sharing.

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  7. i luv all these designs you post!!!!!!

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  8. Oooh, thanks for sharing! I love this and can't wait to try it out.

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  9. There are classes coming within 45 miles of me! I am hyperventilating here!

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  10. Rock on Mikee - way to go!! Thanks for letting me know that your tangle was here!!

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  11. How cool! I'm with Toni... going into my CZT notebook! Very nice work indeed.

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  12. this is just gorgeous. Pam Barnes

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  13. I just found this via TanglePattern.com, and I love, love, love it. Cant' wait to give it a try!
    I am addicted to Zentangles!

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  14. WOW....I love it, can't wait to try it !
    Thanks for sharing !

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  15. Lovely, organic, and quite a showstopper. Looking forward to begin drawing this today. Thanks for the sharing, much appreciated!

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  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS- THANKS MIKEE- REALLY FUN AND MANY POSSIBLITIES...BUT I THINK I WILL NEED TO PRACTICE...THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US!! ~PEACE & PRAYERS!~

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  17. Beautiful, I love it, would love to take lessons but I live to far away.

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