Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Diva Challenge #169: String Theory - Circles

This week's Diva Challenge is to use circles as a string. You could do them anyway you wanted to. I chose to do mine free hand and have them intersecting. For a brief moment I thought about doing something similar to Michele Beauchamp's post earlier this week. She used the basic tripoli pattern to make circles and then filled them with various patterns and then also connected them. I did not think about it very long and decided against it when I saw her feed on my reader.  For this week's challenge she chose to continue with this theme.  I did not want to try to match her. After I did the string I just began filling the different sections with tangles. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: Bales, Tipple, Fassett, Paradox, & Shattuck. 
There are a couple of patterns that do not have names as far as I know. They  came about when I was experimenting with some basic elements of Zentangle®. Some of them are a part of the "S" pattern post from before. The other originated from a pattern that I saw on a plate. I may get around to naming them someday. 

I hope I have some time to look at the other submissions on I am the Diva. I have a busy week. I have a class this weekend and have a show/display next Friday. Would encourage you to go look and also participate in the challenge. You can click here to go to her blog. 

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

Go Tangle !!

16 comments:

  1. Lots of great tangles in this one, Donald. I'm glad you didn't have names for everything as I wasn't sure what a couple were and your comment assured me that I shouldn't know them HAHA! Nice work!

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  2. Very nice tile! I like the deep of Fassett.

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  3. The intersecting method leads to very nice starting lines for tangle patterns, like your Fassett and Shattuck here. I have seen some other examples of this for this week's Challenge. AM thinking of trying this too. I like your free hand approach :) And thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. I love your free hand circles (makes the tile more interesting) and the tangles you used!

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  5. I like your tile and your choice of tangles.

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  6. Lovely - I like the balance of line based patterns with solid block patterns. The 'weight' feels just right.

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  7. Free-hand circles - yay! The first ones I've seen on this challenge, I'm pretty sure. Like that. See, I could have gone that way and maybe I should have because the "perfect" traced circles I used gave me such a hard time. (But I wanted the challenge.) Anyway, your patterns look great and I especially like the one on the interseciton of the bottom three circles. It's just so free-flowing looking - my kind of pattern. But your versions of Tipple and Bales are also new to me and I like those, too.

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  8. Very nice. I admire you use of hand drawn circles.

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  9. You have filled your (great) free-hand circles with well chosen tangles.

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  10. Well done, Donald. I was tempted to go freehand but I needed to do big circles this week as I wanted to use a big new drawing pad I have....(excuses!) Love how your's turned out and I spent a while wondering what some of the tangles were before I read your notes below about them being new ones! Love them. I always like Shattuck and yours is particularly good here. Axxx

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  11. Great tile! Love the free hand circles. I should have done that too.

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  12. Very nice, as usual! I love your free-hand circles.

    Tangle on!
    Jacque Solomon
    www.tanglebright.com

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  13. Instinct made me reach for a glass to draw around but you have shown how great a tangle can be just going free-hand. Great tile! Linda x

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  14. Thanks for all the comments about doing the circles free hand. I have used stencils and other things as templates before. I was just feeling like doing something different. As you can see though, they probably qualify more as orbs as some are a little wonkier than others. Was not a big deal on this tile.

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  15. Donald, I really like your freehand circles and you picked tangles that have nice contrast between them. Super tile.

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  16. I wasn't brave enough to try freehand circles, you did a good job. I like your selection of tangles, they play well together.

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