Tuesday, July 12, 2011

stART with a string

Thank goodness for Laura Harms and her guest challengers. Things have been so busy round here, that about the only time I get to tangle lately is for the weekly challenge. This is something I wouldn't miss. It's always a fun opportunity to 1) tangle, and 2) be part of a really fun community.
   This week's Diva Challenge (Number 30!!) is brought to us by Christina Vanderlist (aka online as stART). Christina challenged us to use our initials as our string. It's a cool idea, and a fun way to start a Zentangle tile when stumped by a string idea. 
  I like that the initials don't always keep their identity, which is kind of ironically cool. It's fun to see the letters dissolve into the tangles. Seeing the letter as a shape rather than a part of a word, it's not surprising that it seems to disappear. I noticed that when I concentrated on the letter as an initial of my name, there was a whole different feeling when doing it, and a whole different outcome. I like the ones where the letters get lost the best. I also didn't realize until I scanned them to post, that I didn't sign them. I guess I felt like I already had put my 'chop' on it in the string. The first two started as block initials, and the third was a cursive rendition.
   Thanks, Christina, for a really fun challenge. And a special thanks to Shelly Beauch, whose Tripoli tangleation really inspired tile #2. And of course, thanks to miss Diva, who started all this hoorrraah. 





14 comments:

  1. Hello Carole! Wow... your work is so beautiful and so unique!!! I'm also going to start with making zentangles... just ordered a starting-set! It seems so fun, relaxing,...

    Greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

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  2. Very nice, and all so different!
    --Margaret

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  3. Awesome as always, love the use of tripoli in the second one.

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  4. All different and beautiful, but I especially love the last one.

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  5. Carole it is always a treat to see how you add a special drama to your tangling!

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  6. Love all three of them, but I have to tell you that I had spontaneous laughter of appreciation on the middle one! Hooray!

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  7. Carol: You just never know what a Zentangle will give you:)

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  8. Ahhh, and again I am happy to say.... Wow!

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  9. Hi! Carole. Love your work very much. You just gve new definition to your tangles.

    Greetings from India.

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  10. Super fun! I love ALL of them, Carole - great response to the challenge!

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