Friday, 24 June 2011

Duo Tangle

The charming Diva issued a real doozy of a challenge to us this week - to create a Zentangle Tile or Zentangle-Inspired Art piece using VERDIGOGH and DEX - and only these two tangles!  Eeeeeeeeeeekkk!  Yeah, I'll confess I found this challenge a bit intimidating.  Dex is so very linear and Verdigogh is so thoroughly organic..I hummed. I hawed.  I let it ferment all week, in fact, and never even TRIED to put pen to tile or paper.  Five days on I realized - DUH! [insert visual of forehead slap here].  The Diva didn't say we couldn't use TANGLEATIONS of the tangles, just that we had to use BOTH tangles and NO OTHER tangles!  Well, that opened up a whole world of play and suddenly it started working.  Synapses fired, neurons signalled and hand went to pen and tile....in the end, I think it looks rather like an old afghan or patchwork quilt, used as a picnic tablecloth with either the wildflowers and grass peeking from beneath or maybe that's actually the fringe of the increasingly ball-y yarn fringe of the afghan.... *G*

Happy Friday!
PS - I just discovered I have 89 FOLLOWERS!  Wow!  Thanks everyone - I feel very privileged that you want to share my art world with me; I'll try to keep new things coming for you to enjoy and stART using in your own ways.  Thank you!

15 comments:

  1. Love all of your tangleations!

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  2. Thought I would round your followers out to 90... Who will give us 100?!! Enjoyed your challenge piece. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful tangles!

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  3. Very nice. This reminds me of a piece of Native American tapestry. (google translation)

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  4. Brilliant love the fringe inspired idea indeed. Been a follower for a while now so happy for you that lots of others are discovering your great art and generous personality. XOXO Zoe

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  5. Great challenge....It does remind me of a woven afghan too!

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  6. A very fun interpretation! I'll make it 91.

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  7. Beautiful tile, it could be part of a lovely shawl too. Love the tangelations!

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  8. Wonderful interpretation of the challenge. I'll make it 91.

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  9. Beautiful! I love all the tangleations...very pleasing to the eyes!

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  10. Christina, great tangelations on this difficult challenge. I love your picnic table analogy/description, great way to welcome in summer!

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  11. Your tangle transition is superb!

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  12. I love this! This was a difficult challenge for me since I hadn't used either of these tangles. I'm loving all of the different interpretations-especially this one. It invokes images of picnics at the shore....

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