Monday, January 10, 2011

Challenge4: Audio to Visual

Laura Harms' Challenge Week #4 has us dancing under the stars!






















Laura provided a music video for us to listen to and interpret visually as a Zentangle tile. As I started the music and closed my eyes, the feeling of the song came over me. I gotta say, it was a very different way to start a Monday. I hadn't even had my coffee yet, and after hearing the song, I really didn't need any.
   In the spirit of play, I began my tile. The string was basically a circle in the middle that I pretty much ignored once the play began.
   The name of the song (Starry Eyed Surprise) immediately made me think of the tangle, Afterglo, which I often find myself doing with star shapes. And usually when I play with this particular tangle, I am very surprised at where the lines take me.
   It was lots of fun to use my ears to hear what I then would intuitively feel about what I was hearing, and then using my eyes and hands and pen to record what I felt. What a stream of crazy fun! I had a lot of fun meandering through the squiglets and stars... 
come on come on
the fun has just begun  
tonite I'm seein' stars

ps: YFM! (Yay for Monday!)

23 comments:

  1. Well, I haven't even visited 'I am the Diva' yet and it's Monday morning here in Tasmania, Australia, and I'm lovin' your tangle to music! It was a nice way to wake up, thanks :D

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  2. Carole, I love the way your stars are breaking free and dancing! It truly is a Starry Eyed Surprise! Mondays are becoming my favorite day!

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  3. That song has been going through my head all day! Love what the feeling that the stars are falling from a basket full of universe!

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  4. I like that: a basket full of universe!

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  5. I see a beautiful sky bursting with stars! Lovely tangle!

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  6. I also like how the stars are breaking free and floating away! Also that coiled stripey thing on the left. :-)

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  7. Beautiful! Looks like stars falling from swirly stormy clouds.

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  8. ★★★ Star-dusting Whispers of Aloha ★★★

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  9. Yes, immediately thought of afterglo, I think you have designed the best way to draw a star!

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  10. Beautiful! I love how the stars escaped or maybe dropped down from the tangle. Also enjoy your telling us how it came about. :-)

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  11. it is inviting and luxuriant ! gorgeous !

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  12. Lovely! Such fascinating detail in this piece.

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  13. I love your interpretation of the challenge Carol - wonderful! I could stare at it for hours, but must finish mine!

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  14. Lovely! It´s like heaven waking up the stars by shaking its blankets so that the stars sparkle in the sky for us.

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  15. Love it - especially the happy dance the little starts are doing at the bottom!

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