Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Everybody is a Star

This week's Diva challenge is to use any kind of star as a string. I had just one week before posted a new profile picture to my facebook page. It's one of my favorite tiles, and I did it as soon as I learned the tangle, Betweed. When I look at it now, I really don't remember how I did it. I was only having some fun at the time. I rarely try to figure out what a tile will become. Unless I'm teaching, I don't plan any of them. But because the star challenge appeared, and I did know that this favorite tile began as a star, I set out to rediscover what I had done. That was fun for a while, and I might have come close, but sooner than later, fun got the best of me and I veeeeeeered off.
   I love to see all the different ways people respond to the same challenge. It's what I love about this art form: each person gets to play however they want, and discover whatever joy means to them specifically. I sometimes think about all the people sitting and tangling at once in the world... all those joyful lights shining. wow.

The original tile with star highlighted in yellow.
My first try at figuring it out
I think this was a little closer on the outside edges
A try at a Zendala
Then of course, I had to Puf at least one!

15 comments:

  1. I already loved that Betweed piece. How could I have not seen the star? ♥

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  2. very cool. I think the Zendala is quite interesting.

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  3. Love, love, love, your take on the star theme. I especially adore the last one...

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  4. Lovely, all are. I especially like the Betweed one.

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  5. Talk to me about the last one that you talked about "Puf". That tangle is not a Puf tangle? What is that tangle? The outside is Kathy's Dilemma. Are the inside Paradox?

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    1. Ginny, the last tile: Puf is the main tangle used inside the triangles of the star points and in the background shapes between the border and the star. (Puf can be used in any shape containing corners.) The leftover space in the center is Paradox, and the outer is like Kathy's Dilemma, but actually I did it as Tripoli.

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  6. You got lost in a very happy place and your veeering off produced some beautiful tiles. I am glad you are back to the challenges and your blog:))

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  7. Love all of your tiles especially the last one! All of them are so inspirational!

    Jacque Solomon
    www.tanglebright.com

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  8. I agree with the comments that say they all look great. I like the last one with the paradox and puf.

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  9. Carole you have the knack to make your tiles shine with your own special sparkly creativity!

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  10. Wow you made a lot of beautiful stars. I can't decide wich one to choose as my favorite. I love them all.

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  11. These are all gorgeous but the first is my favorite. Betweed is probably my all time favorite tangle.

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  12. Creating stars in unique shapes and sizes is your forte! Superb!

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  13. I love them all. Betweed is one of my very favorites also.

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  14. Oh wow, these are superb! Love the subtle stars that betweed becomes, and the way you've made them stand out with shading, color.....

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