Saturday, January 24, 2015

Diva Challenge 201

This week  Laura Harmes at I Am the Diva has challenged  the Zentangle® community to create a tile using the Moebius Syndrome Foundation's logo as the string. You can read more about this syndrome and see what others have done with this challenge (#201) here. Below is my entry.

Tangles used: flux, silkpod, nautica, netting tangleation, echoism

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Diva's Challenge #200

This week Laura Harms, at I Am the Diva has reached a milestone in posting her 200th challenge. She has asked that we create a tile using our favorite tangle as a monotangle. My favorite go to tangle changes often. My current favorite is Nautica. Here is my tile.
Laura's goal is to have 200 people post their tile by midnight tonight. Check out everyone's tiles here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What If Wednesday

When I see the possibility of a new tangle, I play "What If". The idea is to find multiple ways to vary that new tangle. This happened to me recently during a hotel stay. There was a picture on the wall in my room that was a view looking down on the deck of a boat. Below is a similar photo that I am posting with permission. You can find it here.
I am calling this tangle Nautica. The step out is very simple. Playing with it has been lots of fun.

So, I am declaring today "What If Wednesday". The idea is to play with this tangle and discover what possibilities it has to offer. I came up with over 30 possibilities. Here are some examples:

What If...
 1. I string Nautica to make a border?
2. I use Nautica in a different polygon: square, hexagon, octagon...?
3. I use it with Rick's Paradox? What other tangles could I use with Nautica?

What If...
4. I put the "boards" on all 3 sides of the triangle, overlapping them?
5. I vary the weight of the lines?
6. I.....?

If you want to play more with "What If" I suggest you get your hands on a copy of Pattern Play: a Zentangle Creativity Boost (Volume 1) by Chris Letourneau CZT and Sonya J Yencer.
Not only does this book give lots of ideas for playing with tangles, there are also beautiful examples for creative inspiration.