Monday, July 13, 2015

Starting the Week ...

Monday:  First day of Physical Therapy on my knee ... better relax - go to check out the Diva's Weekly Challenge #226 with guest blogger, Katie Crommett CZT from Massachusetts, and her theme is "simplicity"... A manageable size ; two to three tangles max; know when you've done enough; and it's ok to leave white space.

Before starting I also took a peek at Joey's Monotangle Challenge # 6 - F - Florez (not to be confused with Florz) 

Now what could be simpler than completing two challenges with one tile??
I chose 3.5 white square and a #2 Micron pen (only one size for this tile); one tangle - Florez - can't get much simpler; and no shading either - know when enough is enough! 



 It only took a short time to complete (one cup of tea worth), but I forgot about my knee and relaxed .... then it happened - phone rang - PT canceled!  Woo Hoo - more time to tangle ...

I hopped over to Suzy Mosh's Weekly Challenges to see what else I should be doing ... 
For Tangle Me 3 - Week 4 - the focus is Ixorus.  I have really wanted to try the technique of Zentwining by Lynn Mead of a tanglersmind.com.  I thought, what better way to try this technique than with one tangle in three different ways ... 


(I am liking the scroll look for the outside edge string - I was inspired by a similar one on someone's tile posted in a group on FB but can't remember which one to give them credit!)  Now I think Zentwining needs a larger space than 3.5" square; and the Ixorus looked a little squished, so I tried again ... this time I used the entire tile surface for the three variations.  The pattern at the top two sections is the original pattern; the two on the right, with the Opus-like "arms" are using wider "arms, and a triangle for the beginning shape and auras; and the other variation - on the left - uses a #8 pen to give wider lines, and three open humps for the pattern and auras.  A little shading where the auras meet adds depth.  I think this one shows the pattern better ...


I will need to try the Zentwining technique on a different project...

That's New To Me is becoming one of my favorite weekly challenges (along with Tangle Me 3).  This week the focus is on W, and the Artist Focus - Erin Olson (who has her own challenge - Zendala Dare - I do not participate in these, yet!).  Erin has created eight interesting patterns - I chose to use her Phystyl (horizontally across top of tile - embellished a bit with little circles, just because), which reminds me of Pokeleaf (one of my favorites).  The W patterns I used are Wub (which gave me the chance to work on shading to create "rounded tubes" as I call them, in the ribbon down the left side); Worts and Wobbles with Wiffles (the bottom ribbon); and Worms (down the right side ribbon).  All of these patterns were ... NEW TO ME.  The background I am calling Window Panes - but it is really Florz with a touch of color.  I also used three different intensities of shading on this piece ... Can you see the difference?



14 comments:

  1. I love your abundance of creative expression! I read your post about the ink on tiles--so cool! You have a wonderful approach to simplicity and a beautiful tile with it. It's amazing and awesome how many art challenges and opportunities there are -- and the great community too!

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    1. Thank you! I have enjoyed getting to know the tangling community as well - so many inspirational pieces and ideas are shared by so many ~

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  2. I like your second Ixorus tile the best of the two, it has an Art Nouveau feel to it. I have read of zentwining too and wondered how difficult it would be, the effect looks interesting. Glad tangling takes your mind off your knee, good to have a painkiller that you can't overdose on :-)

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    1. I like the 2nd one better too. The Zentwining isn't difficult, but needs a little bigger area, or smaller patterns in the "ribbons" - I think I just chose the wrong combination!
      Yes, great relief for the knee - has probably lowered my blood pressure too ;)

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing the process you used on all of your alcohol ink tiles. I need to re-read what you wrote to really "get" what you said. :o) It looks like a lot of fun. Loved the turtle shell tile. And, I'll have to try Zentwining. :)

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  4. You have really been busy and ... with beautiful results.

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  5. Great shading. I've been working on using different "shades of gray" so-to-speak, too. Nice job.

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    1. Thanks - I've been practicing - it takes a lot to nail it!

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  6. Wow - these are great, Lynne!! Wonderful the way you combined Simplicity and Florez - lovely!! Glad you forgot your knee too :) I really like Ixorus #2 also but for some reason I am just really taken with #1. Your Weave of New to Me W is very cool!! I used Pystyl too for my Erin tangle. Wonderful set - they are all beautiful - though I am very much taken with your New to Me W ~ it dances!!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/07/my-diva-katie-crommett-simplicity-challenge
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/07/my-joeys-monotangle-florez-challenge-entry
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/07/my-tangle-me-3-ixorus-entry-for-suzymosh
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/07/new-to-me-w-artist-focus-erin-olson-entry/

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the feedback - it help me "grow" :)

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    2. Thank you! I appreciate the feedback - it help me "grow" :)

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