Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Diva Challenge # 161: "In a Quandary about Quandary"

This is probably going to be a short post. This week's challenge is to use the tangle Quandary. I feel a special connection with this tangle as it is the one that was introduced at my CZT training. I liked it when I first saw it. It has puzzled many though, much like Tripoli, people can get lost in the pattern and also get overly concerned about doing it correctly. I have not had much difficulty with it. I enjoy it. It does have a lot of possibilities and I am sure that you will see many of them in this challenge. This tile may end up serving a dual purpose. It has been quite a week and did not have time to do a tile to send to CBS. Have not decided yet, but I may end up using this one. It will get there later than most of the others but not sure that is as important. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: Quandary, Zander, Flux, Fife, Zinger, Fescu

I have not looked at any of the other posts for this challenge but am looking forward to doing so. If you have not done so, I would encourage you to go to I am the Diva and look at the things others have posted. Should be a great show.

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

Go Tangle !!

24 comments:

  1. Love your tile! The white highlights and accents make it even more remarkable. Great tile!

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    1. Thanks. I like using the white on the Renaissance tiles. It is a nice effect.

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  2. Very beautiful, Donald. I like the white spots in your tile.

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    1. Thank you. I am gradually getting more comfortable with using the white to highlight.

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  3. This is a really accomplished and very confident Quandary, Donald. It's beautifully executed and shaded and looks just perfect with the other tangles you have put it with. I think it's one my favourites of all the lovely ones out there. Axxx

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    1. Thanks. I did not put it in my post, mostly because I was in a hurry, the shading was done with generic colored pencils. I combined two colors. First I used light brown and then over the top I did a Burnt Sierra. There was no Sepia colored pencil.

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  4. This is stunning Donald, I can see why you enjoy quandary it really shows in the beauty of this tile, definately one of my favourites of yours. Jenna Wheatman

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

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  5. I do like tangles in these colours and whilst Quandary is definitely the start of your show here, I haven't seen Fife before and must try that one soon. Linda x

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    1. I am getting more comfortable using the Renaissance tiles. They give some interesting effects. I like the black and brown together. I have not tried any other colors on them. That may be the next step.

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  6. This is beautiful. It seems you've mastered the tan tile. I need to give it a try.

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    1. Thanks. I am getting more comfortable with them. It was a little similar to getting use to the black tiles. The advantage with these is that you can use the microns.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous tile! Your Quandary is great ... especially on the tan tile! Wonderful done!

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  8. Your Quandary is perfect. I wonder if there are different mind-sets that make this easy for some and next to impossible for others? If so, then I have a good excuse :)

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    1. There may be something to what you are saying. Some of the tangles that people have commented that they struggle with like Tripoli and Sank egg, I have been able to adapt to quickly. It may be a processing issue. I think every CZT and tangling enthusiast have their tangles that give them fits.

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  9. Hi Donald - This may be one of my favorite tiles out of all the ones you have done! I am amazed at your technique, the balance of patterns, and everything else about your Quandary tile. Thanks for the inspiration! Jacque - www.tanglebright.com

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  10. Thank you, I appreciate your positive comments. I am not sure why this is a tangle that comes easier to me than others. I have enjoyed experimenting with the Renaissance tiles also.

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  11. Donald, this tile just oozes confidence! I love these colours and your choice of tangles compliments Quandary beautifully :)

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  12. This is so beautiful and your quandary has been drawn so well. Nice.

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  13. really nice and pleasing to the eye

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  14. Very nice tangle, so perfect and neat yet free and flowing.

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  15. I love your tile Donald especially the way you have overlapped them.

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  16. This tile is terrific, Donald. You've done a wonderful job on Quandary, and the other tangles fit in so well. The colors are perfect on the tan tile. Great job!

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