Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Diva Challenge #117: " New Official Tangle: Schway" My own personal milestone

Before I get into the challenge, will address the latter part of this post title. I began this blog back in August, 2012.  Did not know much about blogs and was not really sure what I wanted to do. I was getting ready to attend the Zentangle® seminar in Providence and thought it might be a good way to connect with other Zentangle enthusiast. I have to thank my sister at Tinkered Art Studio,  for her direction and answering my numerous questions. She also did a little proofing of the text and caught some errors that I totally missed. Well, now less than a year later, this week I surpassed over 10,000 views. I want to thank all of you that made this possible and especially those who took the time to make comments on things that I posted. I really appreciate your support.

Now on to the reason that you came here. This weeks Challenge was to use the new tangle Schway/Aroz . I had not used this tangle before so that is always a challenge. If that is not enough, I decided to also try the "bubble effect" in a tangle since I had not tried that before either. Probably not a good idea to try two new things in one tile, or at least practice them both first. But I did not do that. I forged ahead. This is one of those tiles that I wish I had taken a picture of it before I did any shading. When I was filling it in I kept thinking, should I post this. After it was all filled, I still was not sure. I decided to push ahead as I was never one to waste a tile. Besides, there are no mistakes in Zentangle® only unexpected opportunities.  When I started shading, I was not sure what if any effect it would have due to the large amount of fill. I have to admit that after I started shading and blending, I was pleasantly surprised with the result. Still need to work on the bubble but for a first try I was satisfied. Here is the end result. I hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: Schway/Aroz , 'Nzeppel, Eye-Wa, Static

If you have not all ready done so, would suggest you go to I am the Diva and look and the things others have  done. I have to admit I have not looked at a lot of them so far, but I have peeked at a few.

Thanks for visiting. As always comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle!

27 comments:

  1. Fantabulous! Every aspect of why tangling is so grand is contained in this tile!

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    1. Thank you. I am glad that you liked it.

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  2. I really love your magnified bubble effect Donald. Lovely tile :)

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    1. Thanks. I plan on trying to use it a little more, just to improve on it. I do not have as much time to do that as I would like.

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  3. I think your bubble is awesome, shading AND bubbles are all new to me..but I'm a willing student..nice work Donald

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  4. Thanks. One of the things about Zentangle® is that there is always a challenge and new things to try. It can be a little anxiety producing but it is beneficial. Keep trying new things and you will find ways to do things. There are some shading tutorials on tanglepatterns.com that can be useful.

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  5. AWESOME tile Donald ~ I think your bubble and shading are great!

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    1. Thanks. I was pleased with the result. Will continue to work on though.

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  6. Great job on Aroz and a wonderful bubble effect!

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    1. Thanks. Glad to see you are back. Had not heard much from you lately.

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  7. Love this, Donald! I have been wanting to try the bubble, too, but have felt insecure that I could get that look. You made it look easy.

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    1. Thanks Ann. I would say do not worry about whether you can do it, just go ahead and try. You are creative and have a lot of good ideas. I have used some of them myself after seeing them in your posts. It is hard when you are running a business like you do but would really like to see you post more things that you do.

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  8. A very beautiful and dramatic tile! I love the contrast.

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    1. Thanks. I was surprised by how this turned out. When was doing thought there would be too much black. Ended up well.

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  9. Love it! Especially the magnifying bubble effect!

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    1. Thanks. Will be looking for other ways to use this. Think there may be some easier tangles to try this with.

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  10. wauw! this is not Escher-like...it IS Escher!!
    realy stunning!

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    1. Thanks. Do not know it you remember or not but you made a similar comment on a Zendala that I had done a while back. That Zendala was my first-time ever entry in an art show. Did not win a place but did get an Honorable Mention Ribbon.

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  11. Oh, I really like this!
    Like bats flying in the moonlight.

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  12. Thiss turned out great! Love your bubble effect.

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  13. Congrats on 10,000. Your tile is great and the shading is perfect. Love your texture!

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  14. Very nice droplet effect! I also like that the bottoms of the arrows are a little flared - it gives it a different look.

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  15. Congratulations on your milestone! And your bubble effect is wonderful, I wouldn't know it's your first try.

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  16. Full of admiration for your courage to do the bubble! And it's awesome!! (I'm still practicing....)

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    1. Thanks. Have to admit that that is not a word that I hear a lot anymore. Brings back memories from many years ago!!

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  18. Congrats Donald, what a wonderful milestone. I agree with you that the shading really worked out well on this very dramatic tile. Good for you for pushing on with two new lessons learned. A wonderful adventure for you. I must try that bubble effect.

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