Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Punzel Play

The new tangle in town is called Punzel, and is a tangleation of one called Chainging. The Diva has presented it as this week's challenge. I was fortunate (along with about 100 others) to learn this at the recent Zentangle Certification seminar. It took me a little while to get this one, and I kept making my little horn shapes way too long! I finally got the hang of it after watching Maria do it a few times. I was thinking too much about lining things up to make a chain (a very left brain activity: trying to make a tangle look like something in real life). Once I realized that it was only about making a series of SHAPES, I was able to let go of what I thought should happen, and simply get into the rhythm of making those little shapes. Also, until I fill in the little black spaces, it can look a little confusing to me. Trust!! I find that if I trust the steps and try not to think ahead, it's much easier!

I love how this tangle can be playful and strong all at once. Its chunky parts are lots of fun to shade and play with, which is why one of my tiles is a lot more complex than the other. I couldn't stop having so much fun.

Thank you, Rick and Maria, for another fun and beautiful tangle. Thanks, Laura, for keeping the challenge fires burning!


17 comments:

  1. I love what you did with Punzel and can relate to your comments as well. Good for you getting to CZT 7 seminar. It sounds like it was extra special.

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  2. Oh My! The first tile is great, the second tile is so awesome it gives me goose bumps!

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  3. ....and another thing.....We should never have named it "chainging". It went against our initial theory of not representing something, and bang...it blew up, just as we said. We should have named it boluga.....or something totally bizarre. Then you would not have had that image of a "chain" in your brain. So sorry to you all on that goof. We will try not to let it happen again. Maria ( and Rick)

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  4. Well, Maria, I would have to say it's perfect just as it is, as it give us all a real live learning opportunity/example of this little dilemma. This is the good stuff: seeing all the juicy tidbits and pitfalls and letting ourselves learn something from it. Zentangle is VERY magical that way!! That is why I love it.

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  5. Carole...all I can say is WOW!!!! I LOVE the white on black one. You've got this tangle down perfect! I still need a LOT of practice!!

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  6. Very nice Carole. You sure have more control over your punzel than I have!

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  7. So awesome! I love the movement you create in your pieces!

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  8. That bottom one is just awesome. Those patterns really really work well together and the black really makes it pop. Fabulous job!!!

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  9. Beautiful! And your comments were really helpful.

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  10. Love what you have done with Punzel. Can't believe you were able to loop it and keep your sanity! Good work

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  11. Thanks, everyone. Molly, what you said about control: it's ironic that when I finally gave up trying to control it, is when it appeared I 'had control'. Life is a mystery!

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  12. I love your tiles (as always) - especially the second one. I keep calling the pattern "ChaingLing" - because it seems to morph each time I draw it!

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  13. I like both of these - one for the simplicity, one for the complexity. The top one is such a clear example of punzel and how I want mine to look - like you my first efforts had the 'horn' too long and skinny....shorter and fatter is much better and gives room for filler......can't wait to try it again!

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  14. Love them Carole, you've got the right moves!

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