Monday, May 25, 2015

Diva Challenge #219: :Straight Lines all the Tines...er, Times"

Interesting challenge from the Diva this week. Think the only reason I was able to get to it this quickly is that our office was closed today in honor of Memorial Day. Others from Europe have mentioned similar days in their countries. It is the day set aside in the US to honor those who died during wars/conflicts or while serving in the military. Could not really think of a theme for this to include in the tile.

Now back to the challenge. It is to use only straight lines. Did not think that it would be that hard and it really wasn't but I did have to deal with my wanting to put in some organic tangles. Was not so much that I do not like the line tangles, I realized that I usually put in a couple of organic tangles to balance it. In this tile it probably would have been where the Hollibaugh is used. also could not imagine doing only straight lines without using Paradox. I am sure that others will use it also. Other thing that I noticed after I had taken the picture is that I did not fill spaces quite as well as I thought I had. Oh well, was not a big enough issue to go back and redo and take another picture. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used : Paradox, Cubine, Hollibaugh, & Basquals
Shading done with HB pencil

Not even sure how many things have been posted yet on I am the Diva. Hope to have time throughout the week to look at the great pieces posted there. I would encourage you to go there often as well.

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Square One : Focus Tangle - Purk, Photo

When I originally posted this tile I mentioned that I did not  have access to my camera. The scan really made everything "white-out" did not really show much of the shading. Did take a picture of it and this is what it looks like. Like the picture much  better.




 Tangles used: Purk, Quib (variation), Flux, Tripoli, and Zinger,
I know that Zinger was last week's focus tangle but I included it in this tile also. Kind of went along with the Flux.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Square One: Focus Tangle - Purk

Got to the focus tangle early this week. Purk is the focus tangle this week at Square One. I have used it in the past. It is one that I enjoy but have not used it lately. I enjoy connecting it to other tangles. That is what I did in this tile. I threw in a couple of my other favorite tangles as well. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Purk, Quib(variation), Tripoli, Flux, and Zinger
Shading was done with an HB and 4B pencil

I usually take pictures of my tiles but I do not have my camera so I had to scan this. Even though I took off the "remove dust" setting, it did not scan that well. When I have access to my camera, I may take another picture and post that.  If you are on FB, there are a lot of great tiles on the Square One site.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Square One: Focus Tangle - Zinger

This week's focus tangle for Square One is Zinger. While I like this tangle, I tend to see it as an embellishment and not a main tangle. I think that came out in this tile. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used; Zinger, Pendrils
Shading done with HB and 4B pencils.

 This was an relaxing tile to do. Nice long lines and repetitive stokes. Not sure about the shading on this one.  Did not come out quite the way that I had envisioned but that is okay. Think maybe I tried to do too much with the shading. I need some work on this. It is not something I practice much.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Diva Challenge #218: "White on Black on Found"

This week's Diva Challenge is a choice. Can do white on black or tangle on something found.  I have some rocks that I want to get to but they were not found, they were bought. I ended up using a Zendala tile as that is the black tile that I had in my bag that I carry. It worked out well. I did not use a template for this and just started. I did the dividing tangle and then just added others. Cadent is a favorite so I wanted to include that and I wanted to include some organic tiles. I did try a new tangle/pattern from Helen Williams. Guess I have to add to the challenge. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Cadent, Heartrope, Zander, Flux, Zinger,Tumbleweed, and Ahh
Shading done with Prismacolor White pencil with a blender.
I used both a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen and a Signo Uni-ball Angelic White pen for the tangles. Can you tell which tangles I used which pen on?

The new pattern that I tried is Tumbleweed by Helen Williams. It is okay for the first attempt, but not as flowing as I would like or even close to what Helen accomplishes. I will keep trying. 

I have not had a chance to look at many of the other posts but hope to do so during the rest of the week. Would encourage you to go to I am the Diva and look at the great art that is posted.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Square One: Focus tangle - Cubine

Getting this done just under the wire. I know it is not a challenge, but I do like to get them during the week that they are listed as a focus. I have used Cubine a lot. Most of the time it is a consistent grid. Wanted to do something a little different. Had been thinking about for a while but just never got around to trying anything. I am pleased with the way this turned out. Had not used cross hatching as a way to shade before. I was pleased with the way this went for a first try. If there is anything that I would change it would be the Flux/ Poke Root combination. Did not really turn out the way it did in my head. That is okay though. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.


Tangles used: Cubine, Flux, Poke Root
Shading done with 4B and 2B pencils

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Diva Challenge # 217: " Duotangle - Dex vs Bunzo... Thirty-five!!!

This week's Diva Challenge is a Duotangle, which is to use only two tangles. The one that she chose this time are Dex and Bunzo, which she chose for the number of letters in each tangles name. The significance of this is that yesterday was her 35th birthday. Did not do anything particularly creative. After I got done, I realized there is a similar format as the one that I did last week. Have to be careful I do not get into a rut. Here is what I came up with. I hope you like it.




Tangles used: Dex, Bunzo
Did not do any shading on this with graphite. I used stippling on the Dex instead of lines as it seemed easier to do with the the space available. 

I have looked at a few things that others have submitted, Most of them have been things that have shown up on my blog reader. I did not look though until I had almost finished mine so it was pretty well set.  If you have not done so, would encourage you to go to I am the Diva and check things out.

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