Thursday, January 28, 2016

Diva Challenge #252:"String Theory: "Tangle within a Tangle ... it's like inception ... but with tangles"

This week's Diva Challenge is an interesting one. Was not sure what I wanted to do. Most of what I thought about first were grid patterns, which I did not really want to do. I had seen some interesting ones before. I remember one my sister did a while ago when she did Beeline inside of Beeline. It looked neat but did not want to repeat it. One of the first thoughts that I had was Mooka. I have used Mooka as a string before so I wanted to do something different. Just begun looking at different tangles and thinking about how I could use them in this challenge. I finally decided on Well. I used the one variation. This variation did not have the lines that made it look organic. Maria did one on their blog when the tangle was introduced. I chose to use Helen Williams variation of Well. Not sure if this is the random dot version or the free hand but it is definitely not a grid. If you want to see her work on this go to a little lime. This link will take you to her pattern page and will have to scroll down to see Well. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: The string is Well. Used Fassett and Betweed inside. Zinger and Fescu used as embellishment.
Highlighting done with white charcoal pencil and Zenstone. 
I used a Renaissance Zendala as I still had not put any of the original tiles in my kit. It gave me a chance to work on these though as I have not done any for a while.

Not particularly pleased with either the charcoal pencil or the Zenstone. It is a while since I used them. Not sure if it was the pen or the tile, but the charcoal pencil seemed to smudge the brown micron. Not as much with the Zenstone but it still did a little. Oh well, it is all good. 

If you have not all ready, would encourage you to visit I am the Diva and look at the other pieces that people have posted. I am hoping to have some time to do this. Better yet, give it a try yourself, even if you do not post it anywhere.

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

Go Tangle !!

10 comments:

  1. Your use of a Renaissance mandala tile and associated colors makes your composition different than any of the others I've seen in response to this week's Diva's challenge. Well is a completely new tangle to me, so that was interesting for me too. Thanks for explaining your thought process. That's always intriguing. Nice.

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  2. Beautiful tile! Kudos for getting Fassett in there, that's not easy to do...at least for me it's not;-)

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    1. Actually, the Betweed was harder to do than Fassett.

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  3. I never liked working with the zenstone, so I use a white charcoal pencil most of the time. I love the organic feel of your zendala!

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  4. What a beautiful tile, Donald! I love the Zendala renaisannce tile you used and the tangles are stunning. I looked it some minutes to find out how it is drawn- it`s amazing!

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    1. I tried to follow Helen Williams' Random Dot/Freehand Well step outs.

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  5. I know I will never be a Helen Williams and I admire you for using her as a model. Even though the final tile might not be as bold as you envisioned, it is delicately beautiful! Very nice!

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    1. Thanks Jean. I don't come close to replicating her style, only her patterns.

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  6. Well,well, how wonderful. It is beautifully drawn and I didn't notice any smudges. Lovely.

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