Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Diva Challenge #195: "Turning Old into New"

This week's Diva Challenge is courtesy of Sandy Hunter, whose blog is tanglebucket.blogspot.com. I first became aware of here blog through my sister. Sandy had developed some tangles but she also had a knack for combining two tangles into one pattern. She labeled this as her tangle remix. Was interesting. I cannot say that I tried to do too many, but I think I did try a few. They were fun but my brain does not think that way. This week's Challenge is to take favorite, or go to tangles and do them differently. If you picked a grid based tangle, do it free form and if you picked a free form tangle, use it a grid. I did the best I could with this. Not sure I was totally successful with this with both of the tangles that I chose. One tangle I chose was cadent. I use this a lot and like it. I usually use it in a structured way. It is not really grid based as I would define it, but I usually use it much like a grid. The other tangle I chose was Antidots. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it. Oh yeah, I used a Renaissance tile as that was the only tile that I had in the kit that I usually carry.




Tangles used: Cadent, Antidots
The shading was done with a white Prismacolor pencil and a Zenstone.

I did not get last week's Challenge, "Embracing the Yuck", done in time to post it. Am including it in this post only as it was some work. This is the second challenge I did using the non-dominant hand. I had started it and felt like I needed to finish. I have to admit that I did not really enjoy doing this. My idea was to start out with Knightsbridge to get a little practice. After I started it, there was such a large time gap before I could continue that it was not of much help. Here it is. I hope that somebody enjoys it.



Tangles used: Knightsbridge, Tripoli, Betweed, Ixorus, Paradox

I have not looked at many entries from either week's challenge. Not sure now much I will be able to look at #194 but definitely want to look at what people have done in this week's Challenge. Encourage you to go to I am the Diva and look at what others have done. Would also encourage you to try it yourself, even if you do not post it. Would encourage you to post it though if at all possible.

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

Go Tangle !! 

28 comments:

  1. Both are great. Love the antidots like this!

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  2. Nice! Your free Cadent seems to be a relative of Dragonair :-)

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    1. Thanks. There is a similarity between Cadent and Dragonair.

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  3. Ich finde Deinen Renaissance tile ganz besonders schön!

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  4. Greetings Donald! I love your tile. Your freeform Cadent reminds me of Dooleedo. Thanks for your comments on my site. Happy thanksgiving.

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  5. Both are lovely! Especially I like the first one! Wonderful colours and highlights!

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    1. I like the basic Zentangle® black and white but it is also nice to combine black, brown, and white on the Renaissance tiles.

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  6. Donald first I want to say that your non-dominant tile is beautiful!. You choose very difficult tangles, and the tile looks great. I like the paradox corners, drawn with those little shaken lines! Looks so natural, just Love it! The tan tile with this weeks challenge is awesome too. I like the way you did cadent in a circle, it look sin this way like the human spine bone, and the antidots make beautiful flowers in the grid with your perfect shading and highlighting!

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    1. Thank you for your kind,encouraging words. I am glad that you enjoyed them.

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  7. Both of your tangles turned out very well. I love your Tan Tile. Great use of colored inks. Love the shimmer in Antidots, and the pixelation in Cadent.

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  8. Super shine on the tan tile Donald.

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  9. Lovely job on both of these, Donald. I really like the freeform cadent and antidots works so well in a grid. Great tile for the non-dominant hand challenge - I am not brave enough to attempt this :)

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  10. Both great tiles. You chose some hard tangles for the non-dominant hand and it really is a triumph.

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  11. Love how cadent seems to be evolving and growing around the grid...I think the use of color has added to that effect. That non dom challenge was just that...challenging , seems like even the slightest filling in was difficult for me...I think we were all very brave!

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  12. I like the grid with antidots. I also tried with cadents but the result was not very convincing

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  13. I really like the Antidots used in a grid. I'm not too fond of grids, but I can see this as a useful tangle. I'm glad you finally joined all the brave people who posted their non-dominant hand tiles. You did it well. I kind of grew to enjoy seeing the wobbly lines, almost as a style.

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  14. Glad you persevered on the 194 challenge. I agree it wasn't the Zen I usually enjoy, but I think the results were really interesting. It's a bit freeing to know its not going to be perfect, don't you think?

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  15. The challenge of last week was not an easy one and you picked quite difficult tangles like Knightsbridge. This week's tile is very pretty, I love Cadent this way.

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  16. Love the way the cadent worked out of the grid, and a great job with the non dom hand challenge. You really picked some difficult tangles for that one.

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  17. Love what you did with the challenge, at first I thought they were Baby Bunzo's.

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    1. There is a similarity between the two. Antidot is always just 3 loops for each section. Bunzo grows and is really a building on the top.

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  18. Love how you used Cadent in the grid, looks great! Good job on your "Embracing the Yuk" as well.

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  19. Wow, Donald, your tile for this week really packs a punch. Love the style of it very much. And I can see an enormous amount of very careful work in your left handed tile - very impressive. Axxx

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  20. Nicely done.
    To grid the un-gridded, and un-grid the grided :)
    I too love antidots, and your grid variation of it takes it to a completely different place.

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  21. I like both of the tiles you posted. I think you did a very good job on last week's challenge. Love the Antidots in a grid.

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  22. I really like your old into new!! What is a zenstone? It is hard to believe the 2nd was with your non-dominant hand - wow!! Thank you for visiting me too :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.DianeClancy.com/blog

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