Thursday, September 17, 2015

Diva Challenge #235: "String Theory: Stripe"

Things have been busy so have not had much time to participate in any of the challenges that I normally do. It has also resulted in my neglecting my blog and not making many post. I have missed participating in them. When I saw what this week's challenge was, I first thought about skipping this one also. But I realized I really needed a break and do some tangling just to tangle. The challenges have a structure but not as much pressure as when am making something for sale or a display. Kept it simple except for one stripe. I will explain that later. Pulled out a Renaissance tile just for a little variety.  Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Shattuck, 'Nzeppel, Puff, Opsess, and Gingajava
Shading/highlighting done with HB graphite pencil and white Prismacolor pencil. Used a blender on the Prismacolor.

Said I kept it simple except for one stripe. Used a couple of old standards like Shattuck. That is one of my go-to tangles.  I could not decide whether to do large squares or smaller squares with Gingajava. I decided to use the smaller squares. Was too small a space for the detail inside. Oh well, it still turned out well.

Have not looked at any other posts so far. Hope I can get to some later. Have a lot going on until later in the week. Hope I have a chance to look at what others have posted and post a few comments. Would encourage you to go to I am the Diva and look at the great art work. Try it yourself, even it you do not post it.

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

Go Tangle !! 


  1. I like your stripes and the colors used.

  2. I like the tile, Donald and the use of subtle colour. I hadn't seen opsess before so I went to find it on Tangle patterns, only to discover it's one of yours. Nice, pattern, Donald, I had to try it straight away and I like it a lot.

    1. Opsess was recently featured on tangle patterns. Would be interested in seeing what you did with it. I am still playing with it to see what it looks like as a border with auras. Glad you liked it.

  3. Love how you overlapped your stripes! Very nice tile!

  4. Nice tile and beautyful stripes. Did you see, that there is a wonderful pattern beside your tile? I mean the woven stripes on the carpet. Have a good time

  5. I love your Renaissance tile with the stripes! At first when I looked at the photo I thought the texture on the left was part of your design and I was going to ask what it was! Time to deconstruct, eh? I REALLY love your Opsess pattern in the center. It is the star of this tile! I love the Yin/Yang look of it. Really nice work on this!

  6. Glad you found the time, Donald. This is very lovely - great on the Renaissance tile with the subtle colour - and a nice selection of well-known and lesser known tangles. Axxx

  7. You must make time for Zentangle, Donald. We miss you when you don't! I think this turned out very nicely and I like the way you Hollibaughed the stripes.


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