Saturday, July 5, 2014

Diva Challenge #174: Superimposing Strings

The Diva is back from Providence, but had another guest direct the challenge this week. Besides needing the time to get back into the swing of things, sounds like she had some other  issues to deal with, somewhat associated with her youngest's disorder. Hopefully things have settled down a little for them. I knew that this week was going to be busy with the holiday and some other things that were going on. Tried to keep it simple but still did not get to this until late. The two strings that I use a lot in my basic class are the "Z" and the triangle. I chose to combine those two for the superimposing strings. I usually decide on the first tangle and then look at what is left to go on to the next. I like Printemps, but I am never quite sure what to do with it as far as shading, etc. Surprisingly, using these two strings, I did not use a lot of the tangles that I usually teach in the Basic class. The only one that I use consistently is Zander. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Kightsbridge (variation), Printemps, Zander, Betweed


I am sure that most of you have all ready looked at all the other tiles /ZIAs posted on I am the Diva, but if not, would strongly recommend that you do so. I have not looked at too many. Have seen a few that were on blogs that I follow, or things posted on FB. Hope I can get to all of them.  If by chance you have not looked at them, you can do so by clicking here

One last  thing. I had an experience that does not happen often and thought I would share it here. There was a student that was in on one of my Basic classes a while ago and she is always complimentary when she sees me and has recommended my class to others. She is an accomplished artist and does some very beautiful things with colored pencils. She uses a layering technique and gets some fabulous results. This weekend at a First Friday she was the Featured Artist at the gallery where I teach my classes. While I was manning a booth/table trying to sell a few things and drum up business for classes she came out and talked with me. Before she left, she told me that when she had taken the class, she was in a really dry place with her creativity and she did not feel like doing any art. She said that the class really helped get out of that place and helped re-energize her creative juices.  It was after this that she joined the gallery and began plying her craft and creating some great art. I do not have any pictures of them, and she does not have a blog where she posts things, but she tangled on some small gourds. I do not know what type they are. They are a light color and about the size of a clementine.  I do not know what she used to tangle on them but I plan of finding out and will ask her if I can take a picture of them. I appreciated her coming up though and telling how the Basic class had helped her.

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

Go Tangle !! 

12 comments:

  1. Your tile is elegant and airy, Donald, very pretty!

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  2. Like a breath of fresh air; so nice to see a basic tangle. Very nice. Isn't teaching so wonderful? Just to know you helped someone find their way. Good for you!

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  3. How nice to hear how you helped your student! It's those times that you hear about it, that help get you through the rest! Lovely tile too!

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  4. Thanks for reminding me about Zander! I love that tangle but can never remember the name! Maybe I'll go do a little practice to help me recall it next time.

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  5. Very nice! I really enjoyed reading the story about your student. I'm glad you included it with your entry.

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  6. Your tile turned out beautifully. I especially like the folded-paper feel of the Knight's Bridge which gives the whole piece depth. What a wonderful experience to have with a student and good for her to tell you that. We should all try and put effort into letting people know when they have done us good. I know that I sometimes feel shy about it, but it's important.

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  7. Great tile, Donald. I like that it's all mostly basic tangles.

    It's very gratifying to know that you've made a difference in someone's life. For every student that tells you so, there are always others that don't.

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  8. Great story about the student you had in a class. I am attending my first class this coming Sunday and I am looking forward to it even more now :) Linda

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