Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Diva Challenge #197: "New Official Tangle - Arukas"

The Diva is back after a couple of weeks of guest posters. This week she chose to make the focus of the Challenge the new tangle released by Zentangle® headquarters. It was developed by Molly in appreciation of the many things that Sakura has done for, and with Zentangle.  I had recently used Arukas in a prompt for Square One. I also taught it in one of my classes so I was familiar with it.

I did want to do something different. I felt like I had gotten into a little bit of a rut in the type of tiles I did.  I think I was successful and probably for people who have seen more of my work, would agree. I really wanted something that was more free flowing and just doing different things. I was not trying to fill the entire tile. I just wanted to let things flow where they wanted to. While I felt I was successful with doing something different there are somethings that I am not sure about. Over all I am pleased with the results, I want to keep working on things like this. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Arukas, Purk, Betweed, Mak-Rah-Mee, Mooka, Tipple, Fescu

Have not looked at what others have done this week. Hoping to have some time during the rest of the week to get to see them. Would encourage you also to go to I am the Diva and look at what others have done. I would also encourage you to try it yourself. 

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Go Tangle !!

13 comments:

  1. like your use of mooka together with arukas - nice flowing tangle.

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  2. Your tile really feels free and , in a way, like a dream: full of elements that connect in unexpected ways. I like how it surprises the viewer.

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  3. I like the way you have transitioned one tangle into the next. Nicely done tile.

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  4. This is really nice! It has a sort of pipes and hoses and beanstalk kind of fairy tale look to it.

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  5. Very lovely tile! Wonderful combination of the tangles!

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  6. Good for you, Donald. It's not easy to move yourself out of a comfort zone. I like what you came up with!

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  7. Nicely unregimented with everything intertwined. A great exploration of a different way of seeing, Donald. Have a brilliant day! c

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  8. Indeed free and flowing, nice to try new things isn't it? And I think it worked out well.

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  9. A very nice composition with all these combined patterns. Looks lovely!

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