Thursday, March 24, 2011

Straight Ahead

After a weekend of Zentangle saturation at the FloatFest Re-Treat, I wasn't sure if I would be all tangled out, or just getting started. As it turns out, I haven't quit tangling since I got home. The Diva's Challenge #14 was waiting for me when I got back. I found it perfectly appropriate that after such a floaty weekend, she offered a bunch of straight lines as a challenge. Perfect. I did two right away.
  The first one uses Puf, Baton, and Paradox. The lower left portion began as a tangleation of Betweed, and then it morphed into something very 'slatty' looking. I left one of the Puf items (upper left) unconnected, just as a reminder of how this tangle begins with straight lines. In connecting the corners with little individual straight lines, one corner to the next, it puffs up in a magical way. I'm always amazed at how Puf and Paradox get so round. Way fun.
   I also played with another medium that fit in perfectly with this challenge. Once again, Miss Laura's timing was perfect. But more about that on another day...






10 comments:

  1. I was really excited to see what you would do. I am not disappointed! Very beautiful as always

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  2. I love the way you wove Betweed around and around, and the second one is very striking.

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  3. Both are wonderful - and so different from each other. It amazes me how you gave such a 3D curved effect with only straight lines and shading.

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  4. The second one, for some reason, reminds me of a Native American style blanket....very cool. m

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  5. Both tiles are awesome, I like the "slat" version of betweed. Its exciting when we discover something new out of something familiar.

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  6. Love the slat/betweed - looks more like a new tangle than a tangleation - wonder what one would see peeking through the slats?

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  7. Very nice! I like the little border on the first tile, and what Joni calls the slat version of Betweed. Can't wait to see what you've been up to next!
    --Margaret

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  8. I see the light!! Your 2nd tile is so striking! Super cool!

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  9. I love them both but am especially attracted to the second. Like and explosion! Love it.

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